Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson says playing DC antihero Black Adam in the highly anticipated stand-alone movie is the most challenging task in his 20-year career. The professional wrestler turned actor, who is currently shooting for Black Adam, shared a photo of himself in an amplified avatar from his training session.
“Big week for #BlackAdam photographing my ‘champion scenes’ with my shirt off and showing my body,” Johnson wrote next to the photo on Instagram on Sunday.
“I’ve worked extremely hard on dieting, training and conditioning unlike other roles in my entire career,” he said, adding that he is grateful for the “grind and support”.
Black Adam is a spin-off from Warner Bros and New Line Cinema’s Shazam !, featuring Zachary Levi.
The character first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s as a villain who was damaged by power. He became an antihero in the early 2000s.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who has directed Johnson in the upcoming Jungle Cruise, will direct Black Adam.
Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the final version of the script, from an earlier version by Adam Sztykiel.
The movie also features Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell and Pierce Brosnan.
Johnson is also producing the film with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn through FlynnPictureCo.
Black Adam is scheduled for a July 29, 2022 release.