WATCH: Dwayne Johnson Is In the Best Shape of His Life for the Upcoming DC Movie “Black Adam”

Published 05/31/2021, 10:00 AM EDT

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has many big projects on his hands right now. However, nothing comes closer to the magnitude of the DC superhero movie ‘Black Adam.’


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The film reveals how the son of an ancient pharaoh, Teth-Adam, got a plethora of powers as a boon for his good deeds from the mighty wizard Shazam. It also chronicles how he fell into the clasp of darkness.

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson of MOANA took part today in “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Johnson plays the titular character. He regularly chronicles his journey as Black Adam on his Instagram and recently posted about a pivotal moment in the filming.


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The Rock is going to be shirtless for the “Champion scene” which reveals how Teth-Adam transcends mortality to be a superhero. For this film, the former World Champion has been “working extremely hard dieting, training and conditioning unlike any other role of his entire career.


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Manipulating water, sodium, cardio but also having to push and pull real iron to have dense, dry, detailed muscle,” he wrote.

The Rock particularly thanked his strength and conditioning coach and business partner Dave Rienzi for fine-tuning their strategy.

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Dwayne Johnson speaks about his character in the same post

In the same post, Johnson gave fans an insight into his character. Many already know who Black Adam is, Rock’s introduction is undoubtedly helpful to the others.

“As many of you know, the intense (and exciting) comic mythology of Teth Adam – he becomes the immortal “champion” by the Gods,” he explained.

“Blessed with the powers of Superman and dangerous magic from the wizards. Then his rage turns his soul dark, forever becoming Black Adam,” Rock concluded.


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The film is a sequel and a spin-off of the DC movie “Shazam.” Black Adam and Shazam derive their power from the same ancient wizard Shazam. While the superhero saved humankind multiple times, Adam became his arch-nemesis.

However, Black Adam is not a generic DC supervillain. The comics rather portrayed him as an anti-hero who fell prey to his circumstances.

Fans are keenly waiting to see The Rock in his first major superhero movie!


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