Black Adam stars Dwayne “The Rock” John as he play the role of Shazam‘s arch-nemesis. People who grew up reading DC comics knew Black Adam as a Super Villain. In Cartoons, he is also not a good guy, but this spin-off is a prequel before he becomes corrupted by greed for power. DCEU is currently dealing with controversial actors like Ezra Miller and Amber Heard getting canceled, but I won’t worry about this film because “The Rock” has a cleaner reputation and barely had a scandal. His portrayal in the Trailer is heroic, so I wonder if his eventual heel turn will be in this movie.
Fans of Legends of Tomorrow are still mourning its cancellation. We can see some characters from that show make an appearance but are played by different actors. Hawkman,Doctor Fate and Isis are both part of the character roster of this film.
Black Adam Official Trailer
The Trailer portrays Black Adam more as an anti-hero than a villain. He saves lives, but he also kills people. He doesn’t have the same ethics as the members of the Justice League. Black Adam was a formerly enslaved Egyptian who became a hero. He used to be revered, but he got corrupted by the powers he received from the Wizard. He was punished by being imprisoned for thousands of years. Five thousand years later, he was freed from the seal that got him captured.
His dominance is shown in the Trailer as he defeats highly armed men with ease. Black Adam will have to deal with JSA members as well because of his questionable alignment. Shazam won’t be appearing in this movie yet, but the two rivals will eventually have a face-off in a future film. Black Adam fighting Superman is also possible if Henry Cavill reprises the role. Black Adam will be in theaters on October 21, 2022, and eventually in HBO Max.