What time and date does 'Black Adam' release? And everything to know about Dwayne Johnson's DC flick
After all that DC has been through over the last couple of months, Dwayne Johnson's much-anticipated 'Black Adam' hitting cinemas in October 2022 comes as a distraction and a relief to both the head honchos and the fandom. The spin-off and sequel to 2019's 'Shazam' see the 'Hercules' star play a superhero on par with the powers that the Man of steel has, but when it comes to morality, there's a stark difference. That said, it's not all bad news as there are enough teases in the trailers and first looks that Adam is the anti-hero the world needs.
'House of Wax's Jaume Collet-Serra helms the movie based on a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani. Even as the film gears up for its release, there has been chatter about a string of potential sequels. “So what we decided to do was to create a scenario where Black Adam has his stand-alone movie, and Shazam, has his stand-alone movie," he said. "We're building our world that way, and then we can come together at some point," Johnson told MTV in an earlier interview.
When does 'Black Adam' release?
'Black Adam' is all set to premiere on October 21, 2022, in cinemas in the US. The movie was originally slated to debut on December 2021 but was later pushed to July 29, 2022, before WB and DC finally locked in a fall release.
Who's starring in 'Black Adam'?
Dwayne Johnson plays Teth-Adam/Black Adam. Joining him are 'City on a Hill' stars Aldis Hodge and Sarah Shahi as Hawk Man and Adrianna Tomaz, respectively. 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 round up the rest of the cast.
What is the plot of 'Black Adam'?
Per WB, the official synopsis reads, "From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-adventure “Black Adam.” The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”). Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world."
What is the latest buzz around 'Black Adam'?
Brosnan, a former James Bond who was later succeeded by Daniel Craig, makes his appearance in the superhero flick as Doctor Fate. In a recent interview with GQ, the actor teased his character calling him massive. "It's a massive character," Brosnan teased. "It's never been portrayed on film before. It's 40 years old in the making. Jaume, the director, allowed us to have those quiet moments." He also added that Doctor Fate and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) are "friends throughout 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 helmet of Nabu, which is a curse and a blessing because he is shackled to the power of the helmet. It's an addiction. It's a curse. It all sounds a lot of frufru when you talk about it like that," he added with a laugh. "But it's stuff that you have to lend your heart to."
'Black Adam' trailer