After years of development and teases, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam finally has a release date. The New Line film based on the DC villain will open on Dec. 22, 2021, Johnson announced Thursday. That puts it just days after Avatar 2‘s Dec. 17, 2021 release date.
Fox and Disney’s Avatar 2 is the sequel to the second highest-grossing film of all time, but DC has had luck in the December corridor. James Wan’s Aquaman, released in December 2018, became the first DC movie to pass $1 billion since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Black Adam will reteam Johnson with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra and is a spinoff Shazam!, Zachary Levi’s superhero film that opened in April. Black Adam was at one point to have been in a main Shazam! movie but the studio and producers ultimately decided he warranted his own movie. Johnson has been attached to play Black Adam for more than a decade.
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