The Rock has been working on a Black Adam film with his production firm, Seven Bucks, and producer Hiram Garcia for a long time. In 2014, he expressed his enthusiasm at the opportunity to play one of his favorite superheroes.
“One of the things I always loved and admired about Black Adam was, number one, he was an antihero. I love that. I love that the line is a little blurred, I love that he has his own sense of Black Adam justice.”
Prior to the DCEU debut of Black Adam, DC Comics is killing him off in his upcoming limited series. New artwork for DC Comics’ Black Adam #3 shows the Kahndaq ruler’s trip into Akkadian Hell to find atonement.
One of Black Adam’s descendants, on the other hand, is planning on going to great and evil measures in order to bring him back to life.
Black Adam: Release Date
As previously revealed by Warner Bros., “Black Adam” will arrive in theatres on October 21, 2022, rather than July 29, as originally planned. Hiram Garcia, the film’s producer, now explains why the delay occurred.
“I think we’re just in a world right now where there was a huge and understandable freeze-up when the pandemic hit and a lot of productions were put on hold,” Garcia told The Wrap. “Now that the industry has really roared back, the pipeline for VFX is so jammed.
Obviously, all these superhero movies just require so much VFX, and we’re just in a situation where the majority of the VFX houses are just completely swamped with work.”
Who Will Be in the Cast of Black Adam?
Adrianna Tomaz, Black Adam’s love interest and the one who can control Black Adam’s evil and vicious side plays an important role in the comics.
Whether or not the character will play the same role in the movie is still up in the air. While the Justice Society of America, a forerunner to the Justice League, will also be featured in this film, it is not the only one. However, only a few of the team’s heroes are expected to appear in the film.
What Influence Black Adam Will Have on the Justice League?
When announcing the new release date, Johnson captioned an Instagram photo with the phrase “hierarchy of power in the DC [universe] is about to change,” hinting at the influence Black Adam will have on the Justice League.
“I think that’s why you saw seismic shifts across the board [with VFX], and you continue to see those giant properties just moving further down the line,” Garcia said. “And it’s just a matter of the vendors being able to accommodate the amount of VFX they have to do, the shots that have to be done.”
He added, “They’re busting their ass and we’re so grateful for all those VFX houses. It feels like things are starting to calibrate and I think you’ll start to feel less shifts down the line.”
During the 2022 CinemaCon, Johnson’s Black Adam delivered a dire warning about the existence of a “grey” zone between right and bad.
What Will Be the Storyline of the Black Adam?
Despite the fact that most narrative information has been kept under wraps, a few have found their way out. Comic book villain Black Adam is depicted as a dark and vicious antihero by DC Comics. During his time as a slave in Kahndaq, Black Adam’s real name was Teth-Adam.
In the beginning, Black Adam was known as Mighty Adam since he had been granted the same divine powers as Shazam. With the use of his abilities, he was able to liberate and eventually dominate the people of Kahndaq.
But the Gods, who disapprove of his use of power, imprisoned Mighty Adam, who was afterward renamed “Black Adam”. The story of Black Adam’s escape from purgatory 5,000 years later will be the focus of the upcoming Black Adam film.
Why Is Christopher Priest the Ideal Author for Black Adam?
It looks like Christopher Priest will be a great writer for Black Adam’s first appearance in the DC Extended Universe. Priest’s work on Black Panther and Deathstroke has demonstrated that he can deliver new and compelling character studies of superheroes and villains.
Rather than sugarcoating the evil of Kahndaq’s king, he’s delving into the mythos of Black Adam. Rafa Sandoval will also provide the interior art for the new Black Adam series, which should at the very least give the character a fresh new look and feel.
Irregardless of how soon before his live-action debut in the DCEU Black Adam’s demise, it is a brave decision.
With the devastation that Black Adam has wreaked on the world, the moral quandary of whether or not his successor should bring him back to life could make for an interesting plot point. Is there any hope for Black Adam? When DC Comics releases Black Adam #3 in August, readers will find out.
Black Adam: Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Black Adam God?
Black Adam was depicted as Captain Marvel’s twisted ancient Egyptian forebearer, who fought his way into contemporary times to confront the hero and the other members of the Marvel Family.
Is Black Adam Going to Be a Villan?
Adaptations of the character outside of comics are common due to his status as one of the most powerful villains in the DC Universe.
Is Black Adam More Powerful Than Superman?
When comparing Superman against Black Adam, however, the Justice League finds that while the Man of Steel has some flaws, the Man of Steel is still clearly superior in every way.