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Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson is many things. He’s an actor, occasionally a singer, a WWE legend, a tequila enthusiast - I could go on.
But above all, above all other things The Rock may be, I would think ‘f’ing massive’ comes top of the list. Come on, the guy is incredibly buff and he’s also pretty tall. His name is literally The Rock. You do not want to fight this man. So why did the costume department of Black Adam think it needed to add any muscle padding to his suit?
According to TotalFilm, Johnson’s costume for the upcoming film Black Adam originally had some muscle padding to it, but after some consideration it was stripped back. The actor apparently originally hated the costume fittings until they got rid of the extra mass too.
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In an interview with Johnson, via GamesRadar, TotalFilm quotes the actor saying: “These are the best costume-makers in the business, who have done all the most amazing costumes. They’re so talented. They come over to the house. I put it on. And I f*cking hate this costume. Everything was padded. So they immediately start tearing and cutting and ripping. When I put that costume on the second time with no padding, just cut in a way where it was enhancing the work that I had put in – I felt I’m Black Adam.”
He continues: “I wanted to come in not only in the best shape of my career, but also in the kind of shape that was befitting of an unstoppable supervillain who becomes an antihero. The easy version was I just continued on the same training regimen, not push myself, and find a Black Adam costume that covered my body up with some padded muscles in certain places, and no one will ever know. But I prefer to go the opposite way, and really come in in phenomenal shape and redesign a costume where I didn’t need padding.”
And yeah, I mean it sort of seems ridiculous that The Rock of all people would need padding to a super-suit. He literally looks like a superhero already. We’ll see more of him in the costume when Black Adam releases on July 29, 2022.
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