Production on the long-awaited comic book blockbuster, Black Adam, has finally kicked off after spending years in development hell. The film is set to star Dwayne Johnson in the titular role of Black Adam. It will tell the origin of the hero from the old days of Kahndaq up until his battle with the Justice Society of America. Most of the cast seemed to be locked in, but Deadline just reported one new addition is joining the Black Adam family.
Deadline is reporting that actor Uli Latukefu will join the cast of the upcoming comic book adaptation in an undisclosed role. The actor previously worked with the Rock on his NBC comedy Young Rock. Latukefu portrayed the actor’s teenage and college years. It’s stated in the article that they aren’t exactly sure what role he’d be playing, but it seems very likely he’ll be a young Theo-Adam. The film will take us back to the anti-hero’s origins, as he grew up in Kahndaq. So, it’s a safe assumption, but they could still surprise us.
Black Adam is currently set to hit theaters on July 29th, 2022, and will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film sports a stacked cast with Quintessa Swindel as Cyclone, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher alongside, James Cusati-Moyer, Mo Amer, Bodhi Sabongui, and Marwan Kenzari.