• Dwayne Johnson has revealed that the makers of "Black Adam" have decided to start shooting in the month of August or September
  • Johnson also shared that "Black Adam" is a passion project for him
  • The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 22, 2021

Production on a lot of movies has been suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From “The Batman” to “Avatar 2,” the entertainment industry is facing the brunt of the deadly disease. One of the movies to postpone its production is none other than Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam.”

Fans have been quite excited to know the progress the movie has been making over the last six months and were expecting to catch a glimpse of Johnson’s look in the movie.

But the current pandemic forced the makers to take a step back and start shooting when the situation gets better. However, On Monday (April 13), the “Rampage” star gave an update on the upcoming DC movie and revealed that the makers have decided to start shooting in the month of August or September.

While doing a Q&A on Instagram Live, the 47-year-old noted that the movie will start production late summer and he cannot wait to start shooting because he has been training for the role. He also described “Black Adam” as his “passion project.”

“We plan on shooting probably at the end of summer now. Probably pushed maybe into August, maybe September. But I cannot wait for that movie. I have been training so hard for months, and months. That is a passion project for me. It is a role that I hold dear and near to my DNA,” Johnson said.

The “San Andreas” star also shared that he was in the middle of production on Netflix’s “Red Notice” when COVID-19 was announced a “pandemic” by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Red Notice” also stars Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds in pivotal roles.

The movie is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who is also working with Johnson in Disney’s forthcoming movie “Jungle Cruise.” The film will serve as a spinoff of “Shazam!” that opened in April last year.

In November 2019, the “Jumanji” actor opened up about the role of “Black Adam” and explained how he always dreamt of becoming a superhero while growing up and absolutely loved “Superman.” But later he realized that the Man of Steel was the hero that he could never be.

The esteemed actor also confessed that his childhood superhero dreams have come true and he is grateful to the bone that he and his fans will go on this journey together.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 22, 2021.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, pictured at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Rampage" at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, April 4, 2018. Getty Images/Kevin Winter