The Man in Black is coming, and the DCEU will never be the same again. After years of being stuck in development, Black Adam is now finally in production. So far, we’ve yet to get a full glimpse of the ruler of Kahndaq’s costume – like we have for the redesigned suits for Shazam! 2, for instance – but Teth-Adam himself Dwayne Johnson has now revealed our best look to date. In a new Instagram post, The Rock shared a behind-the-scenes image showcasing himself in character as Adam from behind.
Along with the photo in question, Johnson penned a lengthy caption, explaining why this BTS pic is indicative of what fans can look forward to when Black Adam comes out in a year’s time. Check out the image below and then scroll down for what The Rock had to say about it:
In his caption, The Rock pointed out the “intricate and beautiful texture detail” of Adam’s bodysuit, promising that there’s no padded muscles in this super-suit. What’s more, he drew our attention to the destruction surrounding the anti-hero, declaring that Adam doesn’t have the same “code of justice” as the other heroes in the DC pantheon.
“This image of Black Adam from behind gives you a tactile sense of the absolute massive scale and size of our movie. You also see a little of the intricate and beautiful textured detail of Black Adam’s body suit. (this is not your typical DC or Marvel padded muscle suit),” Johnson wrote. “And finally you get a glimpse of the enormous and appropriate destruction. As we all know, superheroes have a code of justice and don’t kill the bad guys. But, Black Adam does. The hierarchy of power in the DC UNIVERSE is changing. Antihero. Man in black. Protector of his people.”
While he’ll no doubt face off against Zachary Levi’s Billy Batson in some future crossover, this first Black Adam film will pit the character against the Justice Society of America, which includes the likes of Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) in its ranks. Sex/Life‘s Sarah Shahi, meanwhile, will play Adam’s long-lost love Isis, reincarnated in the modern-day as Adrianna Tomaz.
Black Adam is due to smash into theaters on July 29th, 2022. We’re fast approaching exactly one year to go until its release, then, so maybe Dwayne Johnson will drop the first full reveal of his costume by the end of this month.