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‘Black Adam’: ‘Aladdin’ and ‘the Old Guard’ actor joins cast of adaptation

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marwen Kenzari (“Aladdin”, “The Old Guard”) has been added to the cast of the upcoming adaptation of “Black Adam”.

As of now, details about his character have not been revealed, so it’s unclear whether he’ll be a hero or a villain.

However, rumors suggest he can bring Ishmael Gregor to life, a cunning Russian criminal who manages to trick the demon Sabbac into taking his infernal powers.

Regardless of the role, it’s possible the star will have a lot of intrigue in the plot considering her career on the rise.

In 2019, Kenzari received praise for his role as Jafar in the live-action remake of “ Aladdin ”. Last year, he was one of the protagonists of the comic book adaptation “ The Old Guard ” produced by Netflix.

Recalling that he joins protagonist Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo as Atom Crusher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman and Sarah Shahi, whose role details have not been revealed.

Previously, Johnson shared a new behind-the-scenes image for the feature film.

In the photo, he intensely prepares to live as the titular DC Comics anti-hero.

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Originally slated for December 2021, the film has been pulled from the Warner Bros. schedule. under COVID-19. Recordings are expected to begin in the second trimester.

Marwan Kenzari is expected to play Ishmael Gregor / Sabbac.

While details on the tale have not been revealed, fans already know that Black Adam is the primary antagonist for the hero known as Shazam. In modern times, however, the character has evolved into an extremely complex and troubled antihero – becoming one of the most important creations in DC’s pantheon.

The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (‘Jungle Cruise’).

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