Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ To Film in Atlanta This August

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NEW YORK - April 8, 2017: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends the premiere of "The Fate Of The Furious" at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017, in New York. (JStone / Shutterstock.com)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson‘s ‘Black Adam‘ is set to film this August 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Many productions have shut down across the country due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. But, producers, writers, actors, and directors are working hard to get back to work. One such production is Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’.

According to reports, Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ is set to film this August 2020.

In a video posted to Instagram, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took the time to thank fans, revealed his plans to develop and produce his next project for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Apparently, Dwayne Johnson’s character ‘Black Adam’ was make a cameo appearance in ‘Shazam!’ however he felt the character’s presence would have overshadowed the movie’s plot.

“This project… we had some challenges and we took a risk,” said the actor. “As we were developing this a few years ago, the challenges and the struggles that we were having and that was gnawing at my gut [was] that we were trying to tell two origin stories in one script… The challenges were, as you guys can imagine, you’re trying to tell two very big origin stories in the world of comic books of this DC Universe — two very important characters — trying to tell both their origin stories in one script. I didn’t think it was working.”

While doing a Q&A on Instagram Live, the actor said that the movie will start production late summer and he cannot wait to start shooting because he has been training for the role. He also described “Black Adam” as his “passion project.”

“We plan on shooting probably at the end of summer now. Probably pushed maybe into August, maybe September. But I cannot wait for that movie. I have been training so hard for months, and months. That is a passion project for me. It is a role that I hold dear and near to my DNA,” Johnson said.

The movie is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who is also working with Johnson in Disney’s forthcoming movie “Jungle Cruise.”

In relevant news, according to a statement by Gov. Brian Kemp, an estimated 40,000 production workers will find jobs at 75 projects, which are expected to start filming over the next 18 months.

The estimate will also impact other second-line businesses including 17,000 Georgia businesses. These production companies have added a huge impact on Georgia’s economy. In fact, in 2019, nearly 400 movies and TV shows filmed in Georgia impacting 3,040 motion picture and television industry businesses.

“Production companies want to be in Georgia and create tens of thousands of jobs for workers across the state, and today’s announcement is welcome news as we continue safely reopening our state,”  Governor Kemp said. “I thank the Georgia Film Office for their work during the pandemic, and I thank the production companies who always vowed to return to Georgia when the time was right for them to safely get back to work.”