‘Black Adam’: 13-Year-Old Bodhi Sabongui Nabs Key Role in New Line’s DC Movie (Exclusive)

In a major career boost, rising actor Bodhi Sabongui has joined the high-flying cast of New Line and DC’s Black Adam, the action-adventure superhero feature starring Dwayne Johnson.

The movie has been casting up as it heads into production later this month with Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Johnson in the upcoming Disney adventure film Jungle Cruise, in the director’s seat.

Plot details are being kept under the cape but the project will feature the big-screen debut of the Justice Society, DC’s precursor to the Justice League. At the table are Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Marwan Kenzari, Sarah Shahi and James Cusati-Moyer also round out the cast.

Sabongui’s role is being kept secret but it is a key role in the Black Adam-DC canon.

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Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo’s Scott Sheldon will serve as executive producer.

Black Adam has a July 29, 2022 release date.

Sabongui is a 13-year-old Canadian-American actor and activist of Egyptian heritage. He has notched appearances in The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, ABC’s A Million Little Things and Netflix’s The Babysitters Club, as well as in the Netflix feature The Main Event. 

Adam will be by far the biggest canvas he’s played in yet and could serve him well in his duties as the founder and leader of a civil rights club at his school where he lends his voice to anti-racist and anti-discrimination movements ranging from Black Lives Matter to gender equality to LGBTQ+ rights.

Sabongui is repped by Paradigm, RED Management, and attorney Mark Temple.