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Black Adam is the twelfth film of the DC Extended Universe and the first to feature this character. Black Adam, a corrupted antihero trying to clear his name and reputation, first appeared in DC comics in 1945, this is the character’s first portrayal on the big screen.
The film is considered to be a spinoff and a prequel to the hugely successful 2019 movie Shazam!, which grossed $366 million (£290.3 million) at Box Office worldwide.
In 2009 Black Adam was ranked 16th in IGN’s Top 100 Supervillains. This film, with its star studded cast, has superhero fans everywhere desperately awaiting its release.
Black Adam: Release Date
Filming was delayed from its scheduled July 2020 start due to Covid-19 but eventually took place between April and August 2021. Black Adam will be released in cinemas in the US and UK on 21st October 2022 and will be available to stream on HBO Max, which costs £12 per month, 45 days later.
Teaser footage of the film was released by Warner Bros in February 2022. At CinemaCon in April 2022 the first official trailer was shown. Watch below.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the 27th highest grossing actor of all time according to Yahoo finance, plays the title character. Johnson was initially meant to play this role in Shazam!, but his grew so great that producers felt it was necessary to give him his own film. DC will be thrilled to have beaten Marvel in the race to cast ‘The Rock’ in a superhero film.
The film also stars Pierce Brosnan of James Bondand Mamma Mia fame and Noah Centineo (Charlie's Angels, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before).
The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who also directed Run all Night and The Commuter.