'Black Adam': Who is Sarah Shahi's Isis?
'City on a Hill' star Sarah Shahi is all set to play a pivotal role in 'Black Adam' and the actress known for starring roles in 'The L Word' and 'Sex/Life' is set to make some massive strides with a DC flick as part of her already impressive CV. Shahi will be playing Isis, a part of the 'Shazam!' family of characters. Shahi's Isis is modeled after 'The Secrets of Isis', a popular live-action American Saturday morning television program.
In the movie, Shahi's Adrianna Tomaz/Isis is labeled as a resistance fighter in Kahndaq. And ahead of the movie premiere, the 42-year-old spoke to Fandomwire teasing her character. "She’s sort of the leader of this some sort of resistance movement. There’s a big oppressive gang that’s coming after the country and then I’m in charge of defeating them or getting the troops together to defeat them," she said.
"And Black Adam, I’m super well aware of the mythology you know, she’s almost like an Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft kind of character…My character Adriana, she’s very excited by the fact that he’s there and…meets him with a lot of, you know, trepidation at the same time. But she, you know, she kind of becomes the Black Adam wrangler in a sense,” the actress added.
Who is Sarah Shahi's Isis in 'Black Adam'?
While the movie does its best to keep the details of Shahi's character under wraps, Fandom has a pretty elaborate explanation. "Professor Adrianna Tomaz is a professor at Kahndaqi University and a freedom fighter leading the resistance in Kahndaq, operating secretly at night as the heroine Isis," the site says. "Working as an infiltrator to stop Intergang, Tomaz managed to steal a sacred totem from the hands of the organization. Tomaz soon investigated the totem, however, she was chased by a group of Intergang so she hid the totem so that they would not find it without first calling her younger brother Karim to notify him of the location, Tomaz was later captured and questioned by the group."
While Shahi's role in the film is much more than what is actually explained, it remains to be seen if she does get her own spin-off at some stage. With a TV show airing earlier, there are always possibilities of a reboot depending on fans' response to the character in the Dwayne Johnson-starrer. Much like Catwoman, she's got the skills — stealth, fighting abilities, and more importantly, the guts to take on threats — something you expect Shahi to pull off effortlessly.
'Black Adam' releases on October 21, in the United States.