Fresh from the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, Warner Bros. and DC have rolled out casting announcements for its upcoming cinematic entry to the DC Extended Universe, Black Adam. The film, which is a spin-off to 2019’s Shazam!, will introduce the Justice Society, a group of superpowered individuals led by the titular Black Adam (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).
Johnson, who has been tied to the role of Black Adam as early as 2014, recently shared casting news on his Instagram account, revealing that Pierce Brosnan will play the role of Doctor Fate, joining the main cast of Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and rounding out the members of the Justice Society. Johnson ended his post by saying “The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.”
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With the cryptic warning at the end of Johnson’s Instagram post and Black Adam’s comic book history as the adversary of Shazam, the Justice Society, while usually written as superheroes, may potentially serve as an evil counterpart to the Justice League in the DCEU, which is a welcome twist on the classic superhero team.
Black Adam is slated for a December 22, 2022 premiere and is entering the production stage this April with The Shallows and Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra helming the project. Watch the official teaser trailer below.