As the film prepares for its October 21 release, a number of possible sequels have been talked about
After everything DC has been through over the past few months, Dwayne Johnson’s highly anticipated Black Adam, which hits theaters this October, is a distraction and a relief to both the head honchos and the fandom. In the 2019 spin-off and sequel to Shazam, the Hercules star plays a superhero who rivals the powers of the Man of Steel, but when it comes to morals, there’s a big difference. That said, it’s not all bad news, as there’s enough teasing in the trailers and the first impression is that Adam is the anti-hero the world needs.
House of Wax’s Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the film, which is based on a script by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. As the film prepares for its release, a number of potential sequels have been discussed. “So we decided to create a scenario where Black Adam has his standalone movie and Shazam has his standalone movie,” he said. “It’s how we build our world, and then eventually we can get it together,” Johnson said in a previous interview with MTV.
When is Black Adam coming out?
Black Adam is slated to premiere in US theaters on October 21. The film was originally slated for a December 2021 release, but was later pushed back to July 29, 2022 before WB and DC finally settled on a fall release.
Dwayne Johnson plays Teth Adam / Black Adam. He is joined by City on a Hill stars Aldis Hodge and Sarah Shahi as Hawk Man and Adrianna Tomaz. Rounding out the rest of the cast are Noah Centineo as Albert “Al” Rothstein / Atom Smasher, Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael Gregor / Sabbac, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui as Amon, and Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate.
According to the WB, the official synopsis states: “From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars as the lead in the action-adventure ‘Black Adam.’ Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”), the first-ever feature film to explore the history of the DC superhero comes to the big screen nearly 5,000 years after it was bestowed with the omnipotent powers of the Old Gods – and just as quickly imprisoned – Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly grave and ready to unleash his unique brand of justice on the modern world.”
Brosnan, a former James Bond who was later succeeded by Daniel Craig, stars as Doctor Fate in the superhero flick. In a recent interview with GQ, the actor teased his character, calling him massive. “It’s a massive character,” teased Brosnan. “It has never been shown on film before. It is 40 years old in the making. Jaume, the director, gave us those quiet moments.” He added that Doctor Fate and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) “are friends in many incarnations of life. It’s about friendship. It’s about love and respect for another man in his situation and you have the power.”
“Doctor Fate has the Helm of Nabu, which is both a curse and a blessing because he’s shackled to the Helm’s power. It’s an Addiction. It’s a curse. It all sounds very frufru talking about it like that,” he added, laughing. “But they’re things you have to lend your heart to.”