Dwayne Johnson said his favorite part of making DC’s new blockbuster, Black Adam, is wearing a superhero costume every day and feeling “like a kid.”
he was once a star-turned-Hollywood wrestler who said working on the film was “hard but definitely worth it”.
Black Adam continues the story of the anti-hero Teth Adam, a 5,000-year-old enslaved warrior with divine abilities.
The film is considered a spin-off and prequel to Shazam 2019! movie starring Zachary Levi.
In addition to Johnson, the film stars Pierce Brosnan, Quintessa Swindell, Noah Centineo and Aldis Hodge.
Speaking at the film’s UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square, he told the PA news agency he wanted to “open up a new era” for the DC franchise.
“We made a great movie, we know that’s the most important thing,” he told PA.
“We wanted to make a movie that appealed to people globally, and we wanted to take the superhero genre out a bit by creating an anti-hero that has a lot of advantages.
“We also want it to usher in a new era.”
He continued: “My favorite thing is to wear the costume every day, because it’s so cool.
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“Coming to work every day, you are living a dream, like you are a child.
“I mean hard work, but definitely worth it.”
Johnson added that there is no “worst part” to do Black Adam, joking that after its release he will most likely “join the circus”.
The former action star said the idea of him running in the US presidential election was “off the table” and he wanted to spend “father” time with his daughters.
Johnson’s co-star Swindell, who plays the superhero Cyclone in the film, praised his “dedication” to the process as well as his sense of humour.
“He was super funny, which I didn’t expect,” she told PA.
“We would do a very serious scene and the DJ (Johnson) would say something really random and we would screw up like 10 scenes later. He’s hilarious. “
Black Adam is scheduled for release in the UK on October 21.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/dwayne-johnson-making-dc-blockbuster-black-adam-made-me-feel-like-a-little-kid-42078143.html Dwayne Johnson: Making DC blockbuster Black Adam makes me feel like a kid