Black Adam director Jaume Collet-Serra used cutting-edge camera tech for the DCEU film, reveals star Dwayne Johnson. The film has been in the works for years, but it has suffered a few setbacks on the way to the big screen. It was supposed to begin production last year, but Covid pushed it back. This past spring, the film kicked off filming and recently entered its final week of work. It is supposed to release in July 2022.
The titular villain-turned-anti-hero for the film will be played by Johnson, which is expected to touch upon his origin story. Plot details are still now not revealed by the makers of the film. Still, Black Adam will certainly feature members of Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosman), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), and Justice Society of America: Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo). Additional stars include Marwan Kenzari and Sarah Shahi. The film will start a new franchise for the DCEU, and throughout its production, Johnson has shared several intriguing behind-the-scenes tidbits.
In Johnson’s latest BTS peek, a shot of him can be seen in shirtless and striking a powerful pose. Behind Johnson, a camera will create impressive imagery for the film. “This advanced robot arm called a BOLT is the fastest in the world with a high-speed PHANTOM camera that shoots me at an insane 960 frames per second (normally movies are shot at 24 frames per second),” Johnson wrote. He also shared that bringing the character to life “with cutting edge technology” is a true privilege.
For Black Adam’s visual style, Collet-Serra must have grand plans. In the DCEU, the cinematography has the potential to be among the best. No official shot from the film has been revealed, but last summer, the concept art trailer released at DC FanDome hinted at a beautiful aesthetic. To depict him onscreen, Collet-Serra has devised new, cutting edgeways. It will be quite interesting to see how these techniques come to life in the film.