The Black Adam cast continues to grow.
Deadline reports James Cusati-Moyer has joined the production in an as-yet undisclosed role. The film is, of course, based on the Fawcett Comics Captain Marvel villain who appeared in one issue of The Marvel Family during the company’s heyday. Created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, the story of the Wizard Shazam’s failed Egyptian champion took on a major expansion when the Captain Marvel characters became part of the DC Comics library. Thanks to writers like Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway, Black Adam transformed from a simple villain into an antihero with noble intentions, but extremely questionable methods.
Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play the character for the past decade or so, and over that time used his social media to tell people filming will being “next summer.” It seems, in the end, production will begin next week. Besides Johnson, the film will include Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone and Marwan Kenzari in another undisclosed role. Sarah Shahi will also appear in a part most assume to be a version of Adrianna Tomaz.
Behind the screen, Jaume Collet-Serra will direct from a script by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. The plot is, of course, unknown, although Johnson teased a story which will both reveal Adam’s life thousands of years ago and a modern day story in which he comes into conflict with the Justice Society of America. Presumably, the film will also set up an eventual fight again Shazam (Zachary Levi).
Black Adam opens on July 29th, 2022.