Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is set to rock the DC Extended Universe after posting a behind-the-scenes look at his Black Adam film set.
The 49-year-old actor and former professional wrestler showcased his ripped physique in a sleek black-and-white image shared with his 253 million Instagram followers.
The image showed how “massive” the setting in the movie was and it boasted that Black Adam would change “the hierarchy of power” among DC superheroes.
Dwayne was pictured from the back to show off his costume, which seemed to fit his body perfectly and was covered in intricate inscriptions.
Black Adam is traditionally depicted in a black costume that resembles other superhero looks, although he usually has a lightning bolt across his chest and a black cape.
Johnson appeared to be standing on a platform with steps leading up to a long stone walkway, with sand and dirt on the side, as well as chunks of pulverized rock.
People were seen on the ground working on the set to give an idea of the scale, and a huge shattered ruin had been placed on the right side.
The former WWE star faced an entrance with hieroglyphics above the door, which was temporarily covered with scaffolding.
Behind the Scenes: Dwayne ‘The Rock Johnson, 49, shared on Instagram an awe-inspiring view of the Black Adam set on Monday, as well as a close-up of his intricate costume; seen in 2019
Back in Black: Black Adam is traditionally depicted in a black suit similar to other superhero looks, though he usually has a lightning bolt across his chest and a black cape
‘On the tray. BLACK ADAM⚡️, ‘The Rock began his post.
“This image of Black Adam from the back gives you a tactile idea of the sheer massive scale and size of our film.
“You also see a bit of the intricate and beautiful textured detail of Black Adam’s bodysuit. (not your typical DC or Marvel padded muscle suit), ”he clarified.
“And finally, you get a glimpse of the huge and proper destruction,” he wrote, suggesting his character was responsible for the devastation created on set.
Johnson added that superheroes traditionally don’t seek blood and “don’t kill bad guys.”
“But, Black Adam is doing it,” he continued, adding that “the hierarchy of power in the DC UNIVERSE is changing. “
He concluded by describing Black Adam as “Anti-hero”, “Man in black” and “Protector of his people”.
Edgy: Johnson described his character as an “anti-hero” and said he had distanced himself from other DC heroes because he was not afraid to kill his enemies
Last week, Johnson shared more behind-the-scenes footage and revealed he was already in the final week of production for the DC comic book movie.
Another black and white photo showed him incredibly chiseled as a makeup artist applied white dots to his body that would be used to help the visual effects team track and replicate his body and muscle movements in post. -production.
Another set photo he shared showed the muscular actor screaming dramatically as a camera on a robotic arm was placed behind him.
The Fast & Furious franchise star was originally scheduled to appear in the 2019 film Shazam! in the role of Black Adam, his character being the main villain.
But after producer concerns that Johnson could be wasted as a villain in this movie, he was pulled from it and received his own solo film Black Adam, and he and Shazam are now set to meet in an upcoming episode.
The character was first introduced in 1945, but it wasn’t until the early 1970s that DC Comics began to use him regularly as a villain for Shazam.
However, as of this century, Black Adam has been rewritten to be a tortured antihero, which is the version of the character that Johnson brings to life.
Coming soon: On July 30, his Disney movie Jungle Cruise will be released, and his Netflix action thriller Red Notice – the most expensive streamer of all time – arrives in November; seen in 2019
The A-lister has plenty of high-profile projects to come, including his Netflix action thriller Red Notice, which got a November release date from the streamer last week and turned out to be his original production. more expensive to date with an announced budget. of $ 200 million.
The production, which also stars Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, appears to have been a good experience for the ex-wrestler, who was impressed with the talents of his partner Reynolds and came to think of himself as the best actor. that he had worked with to date, according to We’ve Got This Covered.
Johnson will also be back in theaters on July 30 with the release of his Disney movie Jungle Cruise starring Emily Blunt.