WATCH: Dwayne Johnson is in the best shape of his life for upcoming DC movie “Black Adam”


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a lot of big plans in his hands right now. However, nothing comes close to the scale of the DC superhero movie “Black Adam”.


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

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

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


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The Rock is going to be shirtless for the “Champion sceneWhich reveals how Teth-Adam transcends mortality to be a superhero. For this film, the former world champion was “Work extremely hard while dieting, training and conditioning unlike any other role in his entire career.

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

The Rock especially thanked their strength and conditioning trainer and business partner Dave Rienzi for tweaking their strategy.

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Dwayne Johnson talks about his character in the same post

In the same post, Johnson gave fans a taste of his character. Many already know who Black Adam is, the introduction to Rock is undoubtedly helpful to others.

“As many of you know, the intense (and thrilling) comedic mythology of Teth Adam – he becomes the immortal ‘champion’ of the gods,” he explained.

“Blessed with the powers of Superman and the dangerous magic of wizards.” Then his rage darkens his soul, forever becoming Black Adam,Rock concludes.


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

However, Black Adam is not a generic DC supervillain. Rather, the comics portrayed him as an antihero who fell prey to his predicament.

Fans are eagerly awaiting to see The Rock in his first big superhero movie!


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