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'Black Adam': From Hawkman to supervillain Sabbac, DC inducts new blood for Dwayne Johnson starrer

Black Adam will make his cinematic debut alongside a lineup of new characters from DC Comics in the upcoming film
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

The DC Extended Universe has been going through some major upheavals, what with its 'problem children' Ezra Miller and Amber Heard. Indeed, you could say that the franchise has repeatedly faced hurdles right from the start with 'Justice League' tanking in 2017. However, the franchise is still trying its best, delivering hits like 'Aquaman' in 2018 and 'Shazam!' in 2019. Now fans are waiting for the same kind of movie magic in the spin-off 'Black Adam,' starring Dwayne Johnson.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, 'Black Adam' will be released theatrically on October 21, 2022. Considering that a new character from DC Comics will make his big-screen debut, everyone is excited to know about the other characters who will appear alongside him. Here is the full list of the characters who are slated to appear in 'Black Adam'.


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Black Adam/Teth-Adam

Dwayne Johnson will portray the lead role of Black Adam (Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson has been cast in the lead role of Black Adam. The character is one of the archenemies of Shazam and the nemesis of the Shazam family. He was originally depicted as a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and his Marvel Family associates. However, the character was later redefined by DC Comics writers as a corrupted antihero trying to clear his name and reputation.

Carter Hall/Hawkman

Carter Hall has been defined as an archaeologist who is the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince and has the power of flight from his Nth metal wings. He is the leader of the Justice Society of America. The character has two separate origins in the comic book – the first is the Golden Age origin and the other is the Post-Hawkworld origin. Hawkman will be played by Aldis Hodge in the upcoming movie.

Albert "Al" Rothstein/Atom Smasher

Atom Smasher is well-known for his power of growth and super strength. He is the godson of Al Pratt, the Golden Age Atom and he acquired his metahuman powers of super strength and control over his molecular structure, allowing him to alter the size and density of his body, from his grandfather, a reluctant supervillain known as Cyclotron. Noah Centineo has been cast to play Atom Smasher.

Adrianna Tomaz/Isis

Isis is modeled closely after the main character of the live-action American Saturday morning television program, The Secrets of Isis, which was the second half of The Shazam!/Isis Hour. An incarnation of the character was introduced into the DC Universe in 2006 as a female counterpart to Black Adam. The Egyptian goddess character has been depicted in the Wonder Woman comic book. Isis will be portrayed by Sarah Shahi.

Ishmael Greggor/Sabbac

Marwan Kenzari will play the role of Sabbac (Getty Images/Getty Images for EFA)

Marwan Kenzari has been brought in to play Sabbac. It is originally the name of two supervillains appearing in Fawcett Comics and DC Comics. The original one first appeared in Captain Marvel, Jr. #4, and the updated version debuted in Outsiders vol. 3 #8. The third version was introduced in Justice League #21 in 2013 as an adversary for the Shazam family and an associate of Black Adam and the Seven Deadly Sins of Man.

Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone

Maxine Hunkel is the granddaughter of the original Red Tornado, Abigail "Ma" Hunkel, an honorary member of the Justice Society and current caretaker of their headquarters. She grew up idolizing her grandmother's allies in the Justice Society of America. She was once kidnapped by T.O. Morrow, a mad scientist when she was only six, and created a powerful android, the second Red Tornado.

When she became an adult, she started to manifest unusual superhuman abilities. A sneeze destroys her grandmother's garage and the following day, she wakes up inside a tornado five hundred feet off the ground. She then realizes that she can manipulate wind. The character will be portrayed by Quintessa Swindell.

Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate

Doctor Fate was originally introduced during the Golden Age of Comic Books and is the most commonly portrayed incarnation of the superhero. The character is mostly portrayed as an agent for the Lords of Order, a group of mystical beings of magic dedicated to protecting the universe from magical threats.

During an archaeological expedition with his father, Nelson accidentally awakens Nabu in a way that kills his father. Pitying the boy for losing his father, Nabu ages him into a man before training him in the art of magic to be his agent for the Lords of Order. He eventually becomes a mystical crime fighter and defender, gifted several magical artifacts from Nabu, and eventually befriends Inza Cramer, who becomes his partner, girlfriend, and wife. Doctor Kent will be played by Pierce Brosnan.