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Superstar Dwayne Johnson is ready to build up his “power” for Black Adam. The Rock is set to star in his first traditional comic book movie with the role of Teth-Adam/Black Adam in 2021 and with shooting starting this summer, the superstar actor has started training in the gym for the role.
Johnson posted some of his workouts to Instagram to announce the start of his training, and he also hyped things up with an animation video of what he might look like in character as the anti-hero. While Black Adam has traditionally been a villain of Shazam (Zachary Levi) in the past, recent comic book adaptations have had the character as more of an “anti-hero,” something Johnson alluded to in his post.
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So it begins. Kickin’ off 2020 training extremely hard for my upcoming role as BLACK ADAM. This one’s in my blood. Thanks to my guys @bosslogic @veliokulan for this bad ass animation. The hierarchy of power in the #DCUniverse is about to change. #NewEra #BlackAdam⚡️ Shooting begins this summer.
Johnson is obviously no stranger to staying in shape for his movies, including his two most recent roles in Hobbs & Shaw and Jumanji: The Next Level. On Hobbs & Shaw, the first spinoff of the Fast & Furious franchise, Johnson spent 18 weeks prepping with trainer Dave Rienzi, using a “disciplined diet” and an “intense training” program to transform into his character—and the results were pretty incredible.
With the Black Adam character basically being a god, Johnson will look to get just as muscular as he was on Hobbs & Shaw—perhaps even more this time around.
Black Adam will be released on December 22, 2021.