Dwayne Johnson will appear on the screens of cinemas around the world as the famous antihero – Black Adam. When exactly will the production based on DC Comics make its debut, who will play it and what will it be about? Here are the answers!
Black Adam – who is he?
Black Adam is a hero of American comic books published by DC Comics. He is mainly known as the greatest enemy of the famous Captain Marvel (Shazam). Its creators are Otto Binder and Charles Clarence Beck. The character first appeared in the pages of The Marvel Family from Fawcett Comics in 1945. Back then, however, it was a one-off performance. The hero, however, returned in the DC comics several decades later.
Black Adam is from Egypt and was born Teth-Adam. The sorcerer Shazam gave him great power, but he used it brutally, killing the pharaoh. The penalty for this act was exile to distant regions of the Universe. After returning to Earth, Adam realized that Shazam had granted Captain Marvel powers, which infuriated our hero. He decided to regain his power, but succumbed to deception, which contributed to his death.
In the 1970s, Black Adam found his way to the DC comic universe. Doctor Sivana resurrected a hero who made a journey back in time. He wanted to destroy the Rock of Eternity, the seat of the Wizard Shazam, but Captain Marvel successfully thwarted him. Over the years, the history and character of Black Adam in comics has changed and evolved. However, what remains the same is rivalry with Captain Marvel.
Today, Black Adam is one of the most famous anti-heroes in the world. No wonder that the villain will soon become the main character of the movie, the action of which will take place in the DC Extended Universe.
Black Adam and Shazam
Shazam, otherwise known as Captain Marvel, is also a comic book hero initially published by Fawcett Comics and then by DC. The creators of the characters were in 1939 Bill Parker and Charles Clarence Beck. Shazam made his comics debut in Whiz Comics His real name is Billy Batson.
Captain Marvel is one of the most popular superheroes of all time and Black Adam’s main enemy. The adventures of this character have appeared on the silver screen many times; Shazam! from Warner Bros. from 2019, Black Adam has always competed with Shazam, because it was his Marvel Wizard who chose his mighty successor to the hero from Egypt.
After Black Adam killed Pharaoh, he was banished from Earth for up to 5,000 years. This is because once granted, Shazam’s powers can never be taken away. The removal of Adam from the Earth was the only way to get rid of him and made it possible to choose a successor – it was Billy Batson, which is Captain Marvel., which continues in the universe to this day, began hatred and fight between the two powerful heroes. Black Adam and Shazam are opposites. The first is a villain, a symbol of corruption and the desire for power, and the second is the embodiment of justice.
What will the new movie with Dwayn Johnson be about?
Black Adam is an upcoming Warner Bros. movie that will tell about the fate of the titular character. It will be the eleventh title to be created in the DC Extended Universe. The production is to be a spin-off of the movie Shazam! from 2019. The director of the picture is Jaume Collet-Serra, and Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani are responsible for the script.
For now, the details of the plot remain a mystery. It is not known how the story will connect to the one depicted in Shazam!. However, it is believed that the action will take place right after Black Adam returns to Earth after 5,000 years of absence. We will likely see attempts to rebuild power that will lead to conflicts between Adam and the superheroes of the Justice Society of America.
When is the premiere of Black Adam?
Filming for the movie Black Adam began in April 2021. Initially, they were supposed to start in July 2020, but the pandemic thwarted the creators’ plans. The lead actor announced in mid-July this year that he had finished his work on the film. All shooting ended a few weeks later.
The postponement of work on production also changed the initially planned release date. Originally Black Adam was to debut in December 2021, but the premiere was postponed to July 29, 2022. The information appeared in March this year on the Instagram profile of Dwayne Johnson. However now we know that the world premiere will take place on October 21, 2022.
Cast in Black Adam
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play the role of the title character. He was originally scheduled to star in Shazam! However, these plans did not come to fruition. The actor is known, among others, from such productions as the Fast and the Furious series, Jumanji: Jungle Adventure or The Young Rock. In addition to Johnson, Black Adam also includes Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets), Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye), Aldis Hodge (Hidden Actions), Sarah Shahi (Just Like Love), Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin), Joseph Gatt (Thor) or Uli Latukefu (The Young Rock).
It is also known which characters will be played by some of the actors. Sarah Shahi will star as Adrianna Tomaz, who became a superhero named Isis in the DC comics and married Black Adam. Noah Centineo will play a member of JSA Atom Smasher. The same will be the case of Aldis Hodge, who will play the role of the leader of this group – Hawkman. Pierce Brosnan will be the next hero associated with JSA – Kent Nelson. Quintessa Swindell will play the role of Cyclone.
Is there already a trailer for Black Adam?
Black Adam premiere is approaching, so an official production trailer has been released. Have a look and tell us what you think in the comments. However, even before work began on the set, DC published a concept teaser. You can hear the voice of the main character in it, who promises that after he manages to regain his freedom, no one will ever stop him again. Then there are graphics that herald Black Adam’s on-screen appearance.
Black Adam’s Costume – Backstage Photos of DC Movie
In May of this year the first official preview image of Black Adam was released. In the photo from the set, however, you can only see a figure dressed in a black coat. Fortunately, over time, the actor also shared other photos from the set – each of them met with an enthusiastic reception from the audience.
In a final photo, Dwayne Johnson revealed the back of his impressive Black Adam costume. Even a small fragment shows the unique structure of the outfit and details elaborated with the smallest detail.
The premiere of Black Adam is less than a few months away. What the plot of the film will focus on, how consistent it will be with the comic stories of Black Adam and how Dwayne Johnson will perform in the main role – we’ll find out in a while! Are you also waiting for the premiere of the latest production from the DC universe? Be sure to let us know about it in the comment!
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