Even though yesterday’s Investors Day with our entertainment overlords at the House of Mouse sucked most of the air out of the entertainment world with dozens of new projects being mentioned and taking over all the headlines at THR and Deadline, I thought this overlooked virtue signal from The Rock, reeking of identity politics was news worth mentioning.
The knock-on effect caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has seen the DCEU’s Black Adam pulled from its announced December 2021 release and delayed to a new unspecified date. Production was initially set to begin in July, but after the industry went into shutdown, leading man Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) had to fulfill his obligations to Netflix’s Red Notice. Now cameras are expected to begin rolling on Black Adam next spring.
So far, Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman and Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher are the only other confirmed members of the cast, but We Got This Covered is reporting that Black Adam will also feature the DCEU’s first transgender superhero.
No further details other than the character in question will be one of the members of the Justice Society of America, but that’s been a pretty extensive list over the decades, and Doctor Fate and Cyclone were the only names officially teased during Black Adam‘s DC FanDome presentation this summer. What will their preferred pronouns be? Any guesses?
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