The DC Extended Universe will soon welcome Black Adam among its members. While the movie featuring the popular antihero won’t hit the theaters before next year, there is a lot of hype surrounding him. Part of the anticipation is because former WWE champion Dwayne Johnson is portraying the titular hero. Johnson is currently promoting the movie on his socials since he is also producing it. Not long ago, he revealed that the script is paying homage to Johnny Cash. More recently, the actor showed a new on-set image and spent a few words to describe the “champion of the people” that he’s going to play. Interestingly, Johnson’s nickname was the “People’s Champion” when he was in WWE.
“If you know the comic book mythology, then you know where his pain comes from,” he wrote. “His rage. His wife and children killed. His people brutally enslaved. He is not a superhero, but rather a champion. Champion of the poor and beaten down. Champion of the people. And he is the most unstoppable force in the DC UNIVERSE.”
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Apparently, Johnson is referring to Black Adam‘s modern origin story, where he is a warrior from Kahndaq, a fictional North African nation that is conquered by Ahk-Ton, a priest who lived under the reign of Ramses II. And while the Egyptian troops are sacking Kahndaq, Adam loses his family, which leads him to embrace the dark side of his powers.
Black Adam will debut in theaters on July 29, 2022.
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