Bodhi Sabongui, the 13-year-old Canadian-American actor from A Million Little Things and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, has joined the cast of Black Adam, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sabongui’s role is being kept secret but it’s believed to be “a key role in the Black Adam-DC canon.”
Keeping his role under wraps is consistent with previous casting announcements–The Old Guard’s Marwan Kenzari was also recently cast in a mystery role–but also in stark contrast to Black Adam’s recent addition of Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate. Aside from the movie’s overall arc and role of introducing the Justice League of America to the DC movie universe, all we really know so far is Black Adam will also feature Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and, of course, Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson). A recent teaser has Johnson saying, “The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.”
Filming on Black Adam is expected to begin in April, and the movie is due out July 29, 2022–moved up several months from its original release date of December 2022. Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson in the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise.