DC Films’ ‘Black Adam’ Casts Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz AKA Isis
BY David Riley
Published 2 years ago
DC’s Black Adam might have been removed from its current slate of upcoming films, but it doesn’t mean the work will stop. Joining Dwayne Johnson’s titular character is Reverie‘s Sarah Shahi, who has been officially cast as Adrianna Tomaz, also known as Isis—Black Adam’s love interest with equal powers.
Rumors of Shahi being cast in the character started circulating a few weeks ago, but it’s not until today that the actress officially inked the deal to play the character. Tomaz is described in the movie as a university professor who also serves as a resistance fighter and leader in the fictional Middle Eastern country of Khandaq. This description isn’t far from who she is in the comics, though. Tomaz’s comic book version is a high school science teacher who gains the ability to siphon off of Egyptian goddess Iris’ powers thanks to an amulet she dug up during an expedition in Egypt.
Shahi joins the likes of Aldis Hodge and Noah Centineo who will play Justice Society of America’s Hawkman and Atom Smasher, respectively.
Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Black Adam, from a script written by Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, and Adam Sztykiel. Production for the DC movie is still under wraps, although the studio plans to roll cameras in the second quarter of 2021, provided that the coronavirus pandemic dies down.
Black Adam is part of the long list of DC movies currently in production and being developed, alongside James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, Zack Snyder’s Justice League director’s cut, Matt Reeves’ The Batman, and Andrés Muschietti’s The Flash.