Dwayne, “The Rock” Johnson’s highly anticipated DC, Extended Universe debut is now on track to arrive in theatres after years of anticipation. Black Adam is a spinoff and sequel to the 2019 film Shazam!, starring the legendary wrestler and actor as the titular anti-hero. Finally, after years of development, we’re getting closer to seeing the movie in the theatres. The wizard Shazam’s original champion, Black Adam, is a powerful being equal to Superman. However, Adam’s sense of morality is less rigid than Zachary Levi’s hero character. After a long spell in a magical prison, Black Adam will tell the story of the character’s return to the real world. We don’t know what kind of anger he has in store for the world.
Jaume Collet-Serra, the director of Johnson’s new Disney film, Jungle Cruise, is behind the camera for Black Adam. The screenplay was written by Adam Rory Haines, Sztykiel, and Sohrab Noshirvani. For DC fans, the movie will feature a number of characters from the Justice Society of America, including Adam. We put together everything you need to know about Black Adam, from the plot and casting to filming and release dates.
Who Directed Black Adam?
Jaume Collet-Serra was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on March 23, 1974. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to attend Columbia College Hollywood while also working as an editor. He began shooting music videos after graduation and was noticed by several production companies. After that, He went on to direct commercials for companies like Playstation, Budweiser, Mastercard, and Verizon. He’s directed and produced films like The Shallows (2016), Orphan (2009), and Unknown since then (2011).
Black Adam Cast
- Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
- Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz
- Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate
- Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher
- Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall
- Joseph Gatt as Squad Leader
- Natalie Burn as Revolutionary Mercenary
- Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkell
- Derek Russo as Russian Mercenary
- Chaim Jeraffi as Djau
- Angel Rosario Jr. as Mercenary
- Rahiem Riley as Foreign Resident
When Is Black Adam’s Release Date?
On October 21, Black Adam will be released in theatres. It had been planned for July 29, but Warner Bros. rescheduled it as part of a larger DC superhero movie shuffle.
Black Adam Trailer
What Is The Backstory Of Black Adam?
Kahndaq was a cruel nation that employed magic and sorcery to enslave parts of its population during Adam’s time. Adam, however, used his position as the Champion to free his people and rule Kahndaq as its king.
Adam was once a hero, but after his family was murdered, he turned to darkness and unwittingly unleashed the Seven Deadly Sins demons. He was imprisoned for his misdeeds, and after 5000 years, Black Adam will see him emerge from his prison, desperate to restore Kahndaq to its former splendor.
The movie’s connection to Shazam! is presently unknown. However, the death of the Wizard may be the key to Adam’s freedom. While the film’s premise has yet to be revealed, we may expect to see Black Adam re-establish his realm. This may enrage the JSA, resulting in a conflict between Adam and the superheroes. Given how these stories typically go, a more significant threat will almost certainly emerge, forcing the heroes to work together to save the world.
When Is Black Adam Set?
The story of Black Adam is expected to take place in the present day. Because it’s a sequel to Shazam!, the film will most likely take place after the events of the first movie.
Some scenes in the film are thought to take place 5000 years ago, under the reign of Kahndaq. Apart from any flashbacks, Black Adam will primarily be a present portrayal of the figure.
Black Adam’s Cast and Characters
Like in every other comic book-based solo film, the title character is the main focus of the story, although he is far from the only one. In the story, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will be faced against the Justice Society, the first big-screen version of the superhero squad.
Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson)
Black Adam is one of DC Comics’ most well-known villains. He is primarily Shazam’s (previously known as Captain Marvel) main enemy and opponent. Otto Binder and C.C. Beck created black Adam. It begins with the protagonist as an enslaved person in an ancient kingdom named Kahndaq. The film will trace the character’s journey from there. Wizard Shazam bestows incredible power to Adam, believing that he can be a great fighter for good, but Adam ends up using that power with horrific violence. Once beaten and imprisoned for years, the demon returns five thousand years later and unleashes devastation on the present world. A band of heroes is forced to confront him.
After originally announcing his discussions with DC back in early 2014, Dwayne Johnson has been talking for years and years about portraying Black Adam. This is a labor of love for him, and he will almost certainly play a significant role in the future of the DC Extended Universe.
Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo)
Other than Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo was the only other actor in the Black Adam cast for a time, with the production getting fans excited early on that the outstanding actor from To All The Boys I Loved Before would be joining a DC Comics film to portray a really fantastic role. Atom Smasher, whose real name is Adam Rothstein, is a metahuman with the capacity to grow to 60 feet tall due to his family background — his grandpa was an atomic scientist-turned-reluctant criminal. He becomes stronger and more powerful as he grows taller.
Beyond the fact that he will be a member of the Justice Society and will be fighting hard to defeat the eponymous villain/anti-hero, we don’t know much about how Atom Smasher will be presented in Black Adam, but we’re interested to learn more.
Hawkman (Aldis Hodge)
Assuming that Black Adam will use the most popular/well-known version of the character, the film will introduce spectators to Carter Hall, an archaeologist. The latter finds that he is a part of a lengthy cycle of reincarnations that began with an ancient Egyptian rivalry between a prince and a priest. He wears a garment made of a substance called Nth metal that he can manipulate mentally, which gives him the power to fly and increased senses.
Although his outfit is one of the sillier ones in DC Comics, it may be not easy to transfer the character to the big screen; Black Adam has recruited a very gifted actor to portray the part and help people take him seriously. Aldis Hodge, who has been in films such as The Invisible Man, Clemency, Brian Banks, and One Night In Miami, will join the cast in September 2020. We can’t wait to see how he handles the role.
Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell)
Members of the Justice Society who will feature in Black Adam include Cyclone, a.k.a. Maxine Hunkel is the only one who has never had a live-action adaptation before, which makes it all the more interesting to see who lands the role and leaves their mark. Cyclone, like Atom Smasher, is a legacy character because she is the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado, Abigail “Ma” Hunkel. After T.O. Morrow, the evil developer of the android Red Tornado obtains her superpowers, injects her with nanotechnology. She can control air currents, which she utilizes to fly and fight with.
Quintessa Swindell joined the cast as the third member of Black Adam’s Justice Society in December 2020, marking her third appearance in a feature film. She only debuted on television in 2019 with an episode of Euphoria and a pivotal role in the Netflix series Trinkets, so she’s a rising star.
Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan)
Doctor Fate’s origins in DC Comics may be traced back to a man named Kent Nelson, who discovers the tomb of a sorcerer named Nabu the Wise and learns the magical arts as a means of combating evil in the world. Since Kent Nelson’s début in 1940, there have been many various versions of the character, but what unites them all is a set of remarkable skills that should be put up a display in Black Adam. The movie will feature only the second live-action iteration of the hero, as he was previously played by Brent Stait on Smallville.
Pierce Brosnan, who joined Black Adam in March 2021, is set to give the character a lot of gravitas. Brosnan, who is one of the most well-known performers of the James Bond franchise, is no stranger to action flicks, but this will be his first appearance in a comic book film.
Are you excited to see Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in the comic book character’s first major motion picture and face off against the Justice Society? Let us know what you’re hoping to see in Warner Bros.’s latest DC adaptation in the comments, and keep checking back to this page for updates as more details about the picture become available.
Is There A Black Adam 2?
Though no sequels have been confirmed, DC has big plans for Black Adam in the DCEU. In 2017, Johnson revealed that Adam would be pitted against Shazam in a future film.
“So we came up with the idea of making a scenario where Black Adam has his own movie and Captain Marvel, Shazam, has his own movie,” he explained. “That’s how we’re building our world, and then we’ll be able to come together at some point.”
In the future of the DCEU, Superman actor Henry Cavill teased a possible crossover between Black Adam and the Man of Steel. “There is definitely some kind of work toward that,” he said specifically.
Even if nothing has been officially announced, the character will undoubtedly have a future in the DCEU in some form. In recent years, Black Adam has made a comeback in the comics, even becoming a key member of the Justice League. So it appears that DC intends to make the character a major player in the coming years. Of course, whether or not Black Adam gets a sequel is entirely dependent on the success of the film once it is released.