Superhero and science fiction films have been all the craze recently and filmmakers have been capitalizing on this craze, so why wouldn’t they? This also means that viewers are being introduced to new superheroes and villains now and then. And just like that, this year, we are being introduced to Black Adam in the new superhero film based on the DC comics. It was originally supposed to appear in the Shazam! movie, however, the creators thought it would be better if this character got his own film.
There’s a lot to learn about Black Adam, along with the role he plays in the DC comics. Now that the movie is releasing, He has become rather amongst superhero fans, and this excitement has even extended towards other fandoms like Marvel. This article will brief you about the character of Black Adam, the potential plot of the movie, the brilliant cast, the release date, and everything else you need to know before watching the film:
Who is Black Adam?
Before we dive into learning all about the movie, we believe it is important to learn a little bit about Black Adam as a character, considering he is one of the more popular and well-known characters in the DC comics. It was originally a part of Fawcett Comics, which was later acquired by DC comics. He has been depicted as a supervillain for most of the part and this isn’t his first cinematic appearance. Earlier this year, DC League of Super-Pets released, which featured Black Adam and was voiced by Dwyane Johnson. The appearance was brief and we believe that until and unless the film is released, people will not be able to learn a lot about him.
Black Adam was also briefly referenced in the Shazam! movie, which was a potential hit at the future of Black Adam’s character and this connection to Shazam. In the comics, he has been put against several superheroes and villains, and it is only a matter of time until we see exactly what he is made of and his capabilities. Now, sit tight as we tell you more about the movie!
What is the Plot of Black Adam?
The Black Adam movie will be a spin-off of the 2019 Shazam! movie and has been in the works for a long time now. The creators of this film have been fairly secretive when it comes to the plot of the movie, however, with the help of potential characters appearing in the movie, we can get a little idea about what might happen in this feature. Since this is Black Adam’s first official appearance in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe), this movie will likely be an origin story.
It might already be an established character in the universe, which means there could be potential time skips to aid the audience in understanding more about Black Adam’s character and where we came from. If the movies decide to take the comic route, there can be several possible plot lines that will be followed. What we do know for sure is that Black Adam will be one of the deadliest supervillains that DCEU has seen so far.
The Cast of Black Adam
One of the most anticipated characters for this year is Black Adam and one of the main reasons is the actor who will be portraying him. The one and only, Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson will be Black Adam in the upcoming superhero film. Fans believe that there could be no one better to play this role and it is only a matter of time till we know whether that is true or not. Although, we do have our faith in Johnson. He is built perfectly to play this role and Johnson has admitted wanting to play This Character for quite some time now.
Aside from Dwyane Johnson, there will be several other cast members who will ultimately make the movie a brilliant cinematic experience. The other cast includes:
- Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall or Hawkman
- Sarah Shani as Adrianna Tomaz or Isis
- Noah Centineo as Albert Rothstein or Atom Smasher
- Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel or Cyclone
- Bodhi Sabongui as Amon Tomaz
- Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson or Doctor Fate
The Black Adam movie has a versatile cast and although Dwayne Johnson might steal the show, the rest will be under the spotlight for a while at least.
When and Where Can You Watch Black Adam?
It isn’t long until fans will get to watch Black Adam on the big screen! The movie was originally supposed to release last year, but due to COVID, there were production delays which led to the movie being postponed. However, it is finally here and ready to be showcased to the world. The film will release on the 21st of October, which is only a few days away. You can go to your nearest theatre and watch Black Adam this fall!
Is there a Trailer for Black Adam?
There isn’t just one official trailer but two, which makes us believe that the creators want us to desperately look forward to what’s to come. The first official trailer was released about four months ago and garnered around 25 million views.
This trailer is all about the character Black Adam, his possible origin and his powers which seem unmatched compared to everyone else in the trailer. We even see Black Adam catching a rocket with his hands, and if that isn’t cool enough, we don’t know what it is.
The second official trailer was released about a month ago, and this trailer gives us a glimpse of the legendary Viola Davis! It also hints at Black Adam being asleep for 5000 years and that could potentially confirm our theory of this movie being an origin story. Although Black Adam is meant to be a supervillain, none of these trailers has made him hate him just yet, so we might just be surprised by the direction this movie goes in.
We are sure that the movie theatres will be jam-packed with DC fans, and if you haven’t watched a DC movie yet, this could be a good place to start. Since this is a spin-off of the Shazam! movie, it would help to watch that before Black Adam. Also, make sure you keep an eye out for the easter eggs!