Black Adam is a forthcoming fantasy, action, and adventure movie. The film uses a character based on DC Comics. The name of the character is also Black Adam. Critics have expected the movie to be a spin-off from Shazam! (2019). Likewise, it files as the eleventh movie in DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
New Line Cinema, DC Films, Seven Bucks Productions, and Flynn Picture Company produced the movie. Similarly, Jaume Collet- Serra directed the film. This Spanish-American director and producer are acclaimed for his directions in horror movies. The renowned film of the director is House of Wax, Orphan, and The Shallows.
Thus, it is the director’s first movie in the superhero genre. Further, Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines with Sohrab Noshirvani were hired for the screenplay.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, born in California, has a generational history of family members participating in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Dwayne Douglas also pursued his family’s history. His ring name, The Rock, is often known as Johnson. The Rock is an American actor with the title of a former professional wrestler. Moreover, Johnson was also a football player at his college level.
As of 9th June 2022, Johnson has done about 56 movies. The actor initiated his career through the role in Beyond the Mat. Johnson’s first lead role was in The Mummy Returns as The Scorpion King. Additionally, his highest-grossing movies are Furious 7 and Fast 5.
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Likewise, the highest-paid actor married Dany Garcia on 3rd May 1997. They had a daughter together in 2001. Later, in 2008 their divorce settled after a year of separation.
The actor again married Lauren Hashian in 2019. Dwayne and Lauren have two daughters. The Rock has a net worth of $800 million.
Dwayne Johnson will portray the role of the enemy of Shazam. Thus, Johnson is playing the role of a supervillain in a superhero movie as per predictions.
Who else is in Black Adam?
Besides Dwayne Johnson, we can see Sarah Shahi. According to sources, Shahi will portray the role of Black Adam’s wife, Adrianna Tomaz, a.k.a. Isis.
From the trailer, we can glimpse members of the Justice Society of America(JSA). The roles of the members of JSA will be prominent. Pierce Brosnan will act as Kent Nelson, a.k.a. Doctor Fate. Similarly, Noah Centineo portrays the character as an atom smasher. Aldis Hodge serves as Carter Hall, who is a Hawkman. Quintessa Swindell performs as a cyclone whose name is Maxine Hunkell. Jennifer Holland will appear too as Emilia Harcourt in this movie.
Moreover, the audience can get a glimpse of other casts. Rahiem Riley, Stephan Jones, Marwan Kenzari, Cameron Moir, Joseph Gatt, and Mohammed Amer appear in this movie. Although their characters remain concealed from the public, it is confirmed that the casts are present in the film.
Black Adam Trailer What is in the trailer?
The first trailer of Black Adam was released on 8th June 2022. Johnson has been assigned to play the titular antagonistic hero since 2014. However, he has wanted to play that character since 2008. Finally, he got a chance to play the role after the directors and writers were on board.
Black Adam, known as Teth Adam from his former life, was born as an enslaved person. Adam was enslaved in an African country Kahndaq where he resided 5,000 years ago. The character himself discloses about him being enslaved until he dies. Black Adam’s son dies in the process of saving him.
However, the trailer does not explain who revives Black Adam. While coexisting as a reincarnated person, he gains superpowers equivalent to god. The superpowers include strength, stamina, courage, speed, and the ability to fly.
According to the trailer, the movie also features a fictional criminal gang named Intergang. Intergang is going to be the enemy of Black Adam.
Writer Sztykiel wrote a sitcom for Undateable, so there are chances that the movie will be humor-based action.
When is Black Adam Releasing?
Previously, the movie was scheduled to release on 22nd December 2021, after the first COVID outbreak. Again, it was planned for 29th July 2022 but was changed due to the workload on visual effects.
Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the movie. Black Adam is releasing theatrically on 21st October 2022 in the US. Moreover, after 45 days, it will stream on HBO Max.
What to expect?
The forthcoming movie is going to be different than other DC movies. Other DC movies appoint superheroes as the main character. Nevertheless, this movie casts an anti-hero as a protagonist.
Director Collet-Serra is also debuting with this DCEU movie in the superhero genre. Writer Sztykiel’s former works were original comedies. Hence, the movie might be eccentric and creative with the engagement of all new crews.
Once the movie comes out, it is going to leave the viewers speechless without any doubt.
Is there any planning for the sequel?
Even though DCEU has a big goal for Black Adam, there is no verification about the sequel yet. In 2017, Johnson stated that Adam and Shazam would have a face-off in the future. Similarly, Henry Cavill, Superman in DCEU, teased about a probable encounter between Black Adam and Superman. Thus, the sequel ultimately depends on the success of Black Adam.