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Dwayne Johnson reveals ‘Black Adam’ filming date and congratulates ‘Shazam!’ cast

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram to congratulate the cast and crew of Shazam! as the film soared to number one in the worldwide box office, reportedly earning around $155.5M!

Johnson was listed as one of the film’s executive producers and was originally going to star in it as the main villain, Black Adam, but went on to say that telling 2 origin stories took away from Shazam’s own story, hence the fact that we’re getting a solo film.

The star then went on to say that the Black Adam project is a project that’s “been in his DNA” for nearly 10 years and that cameras should start rolling in “about a year.”

Check out the rest of his message in the video below!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.

Shazam! is was released in cinemas in the UK on April 5, 2019.

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