Back in September 2014, Dwayne Johnson was officially cast as the DC Extended Universe incarnation of Black Adam. The character was to be introduced in Shazam!, which came out in April 2019, but in 2017 Warner Bros. changed plans in favor of Black Adam receiving a dedicated origin story. In October 2017, Adam Sztykiel was announced as the writer, and in June 2019, Jaume Collet-Serra was announced as the director. Filming is scheduled to begin in July 2020. Now, we have a theatrical release date courtesy of Johnson revealing a concept poster by Jim Lee and BossLogic. Black Adam will premiere Wednesday 22 December 2021.