Sarah Shahi joins the cast of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Black Adam

Sarah Shahi in Person of Interest.
Sarah Shahi in Person of Interest. (Image credit: CBS)

Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest, Sex/Life, City on a Hill, The Rookie, etc.) has joined the cast of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Black Adam. Shahi currently joins Johnson (Black Adam), Aldis Hodge who's playing Hawkman and Noah Centineo (fresh from playing the object of teen girls' desire in Netflix's trio of smash hit rom-coms, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before franchise) plays Atom Smasher. Shahi will be playing Adrianna Tomaz — better known as Isis. She will be a freedom fighter leading the resistance in Kahndaq (a fictional DC nation). 

The film will be helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise). Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, as well as Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., will be producing, with Scott Sheldon acting as an executive producer. 

Though exact details of the film are largely under wraps — we got a few teases from the DC Fandome Black Adam panel (see below) — but nothing substantial. We know that Black Adam acts as a foil to the already introduced Shazam. He kinda plays an anti-hero when he feels like it, too. Really that's all we've got right now, but the cast is great and we're excited to see Shahi involved in the project. 

Black Adam was expected to release on December 22, 2021, but was removed from the release calendar and shifted into 2022 — affected by the pandemic like so many (too many) films. Still, it means that there are even more exciting 2022 new movies to look forward and this is definitely one for the watch list.

DC FanDome: Black Adam panel highlights

After what was originally scheduled as a 5-minute panel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson came to DC FanDomewith all sorts of unexpected goodies. After a decade of rumors and production whispers, we finally have our first glimpses at Black Adam and The Justice Society that coming along with him. Here is the first plot summary that the team gave us at the event. 

“5,000 years ago, Candat was a melting pot of magic and powers. Most of us had nothing except the chains around our necks. Candat needed a hero — instead, they got me. I did what needed to be done…and they imprisoned me for it. Now, 5000 years later, I’m free. And I give you my word…no one will ever stop me again.” 

It's good to see DC really leaning into those anti-hero vibes, and there's no one better for the role than The Rock. 

In the panel, it was confirmed that the Justice Society of America members that will be joining him will be Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclone and Atom Smasher.

Amelia Emberwing

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