Production on Black Adam kicked off just a few days ago, with the project set to feature The Rock as the titular anti-hero Teth-Adam. While details on the project are scarce, we know the film will see Black Adam go up against the likes of the JSA and liberate Kahndaq and its people from enslavement. The project has been in the works for some time now, with the Rock initially being cast as Black adam all the way back in 2007, for what was supposed to be the original Shazam! film. Recently the project has added actors James Cusati-Moyer and Bohdi Sabongui in mystery roles, and they don’t seem to be the last additions.
Confirmed by Deadline, Stand-Up Comedian Mo Amer has joined the cast of the upcoming anti-hero epic in an undisclosed role. Amer is most known for his work on the Hulu original series Ramy, as well as a stand-up special on Netflix titled Mo Amer: The Vagabond. While the extent of Amer’s role is also being kept under wraps, it’s not hard to imagine he’ll do a good job of stealing scenes.
Black Adam is currently set to release on July 29th, 2022, and will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring alongside Johnson will be Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Quintessa Swindell, Noah Centineo, and Sarah Shahi.