Earlier this year, Uli Latukefu made his American TV debut as a younger version of Dwayne Johnson in Young Rock. Now, Deadline is reporting that Latukefu will reunite with Johnson in the Black Adam movie.
The natural assumption is that Latukefu could play Black Adam as a young man. However, Deadline’s report specifically says “it’s not certain that he’ll also be playing a younger version of Johnson’s Black Adam.”
Latukefu’s previous credits include Marco Polo, Alien: Covenant, and the upcoming Taika Waititi comedy, Next Goal Wins. Additionally, Latukefu recently wrapped filming on a movie called Black Site.
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Johnson’s Black Adam was the original champion of the wizard Shazam, before he fell from grace. For the upcoming movie, Johnson will also be joined by Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate. Marwan Kenzari, Sarah Shahi, Mohammed Amer, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui also star in the film.
Jaume Collet-Serra is directing Black Adam from a script by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. The film will hit theaters on July 29, 2022.
Who do you think Uli Latukefu will play in the Black Adam movie? Share your theories in the comment section below!
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