“The world needed a hero. It got Black Adam.” The tagline for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s DC Comic Book film “Black Adam” says it all: He’s no superhero, but not everything is black and white.
Johnson stars as Black Adam aka Teth-Adam, an extraterrestrial who was imprisoned on planet Kahndaq for 5,000 years. Black Adam shares his powers with an ancient wizard and visits Earth to go head-to-head with the Justice Society of America
Noah Centineo is Atom Smasher, a Justice Society member who can manipulate his size and strength. Aldis Hodge plays Justice Society leader Hawkman, a reincarnation of an Egyptian prince who flies using metal wings.
Quintessa Swindell is Cyclone and Pierce Brosnan is Kent Nelson aka Doctor Fate, who encourages Black Adam to use his powers for good rather than destruction.
The trailer for the Warner Bros. film first debuted at 2022 CinemaCon introducing audiences to the world of “Black Adam.” The release date for “Black Adam” was previously pushed back until October 21 along with fellow DC tentpoles “Aquaman 2” and “The Flash.”
Lead star Johnson previously teased the impact of Black Adam on the Justice League, captioning on Instagram that the “hierarchy of power in the DC [universe] is about to change” when announcing the swapped release date.
“I think we’re just in a world right now where there was a huge and understandable freeze-up when the pandemic hit and a lot of productions were put on hold,” Garcia told The Wrap.
“Black Adam” is a spinoff of 2019’s breakout superhero hit “Shazam!” starring Zachary Levi. The franchise lands a sequel, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” set for a December 16, 2022 release.