Johnson announced he’d officially join the DC Universe as the villain in November. Posting some concept art of himself in the comic book character’s signature suit, Johnson explained on Instagram why he wanted to take on the role.
“I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority,” he said. “Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. "
While Johnson is playing Black Adam, Hart has yet to become a superhero on screen. However, he starred in the spoof flick “Superhero Movie” and he voiced Captain Underpants’ pal in “Captain Underpants: The First Adventure.” Plus, Hart’s rabbit character in “Secret Life of Pets 2” became a superhero vigilante.