Dwayne Johnson Shares His Thoughts on Black Adam’s Early Cut

This year’s DC FanDome livestream treated viewers to a number of highly-anticipated projects on DC’s upcoming film slate. However, one of the biggest highlights was the first proper look at Dwayne Johnson’s long-awaited Black Adam movie. The footage made a pretty convincing case that Teth-Adam is compellingly different from other DCEU headliners. And according to Johnson, the filmmakers are hard at work on applying the finishing touches.

Johnson gave an update on Black Adam’s post-production process while speaking to Collider about his latest film, Netflix’s Red Notice. Johnson’s first trip to the DC Universe is still eight months away. Regardless, it sounds like Johnson and his collaborators are using every second to make sure that Black Adam delivers in every sense of the word.

“I think we’re in a really good place,” said Johnson. “I think now’s the time where… we take our time, yet there has to be some expediency to it because we do have to have the movie ready by next summer. I think Jaume delivered a great first cut. And, you know, Black Adam is the kind of movie that, from [the] beginning, it had the makings and the bones to be something unique.”

“It all started I think with the ambition, but then it all started with our director, Jaume Collet-Serra,” continued Johnson. “And I think that he is an ambitious director. He, again, comes from that cadre of very talented Spanish filmmakers who want to get in and want to disrupt industry and disrupt craft, and he does it I think in such a great way.”

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Johnson also revealed which details the filmmakers are currently paying the most attention to. And while he’s happy with the first cut, Johnson confessed that there’s still a long way to go before the movie gets his final seal of approval.

“I also like that… At this point of the cut, there is a clear and defining anchor to Black Adam’s code,” added Johnson. “And I think that’s really important as we look to build out the character, as we look to build out the franchise, as we also look to build out the JSA and introduce them and launch them properly as well. I am happy, yet not satisfied, and we will continue to put the work in. And the teaser that we showed about three weeks ago, it was a good indicator of what’s to come.”

Black Adam will hit theaters on July 29, 2022.

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