The Black Adam movie is getting closer and closer to its final release, and we now have a trailer. An actual trailer with potential plot points for the characters, and lots of shots of Dwayne Johnson frowning.
We’re delighted to have the opportunity to see The Rock embody a more powerful — and equally gritty — presence than his own wrestling character. That’s Teth-Adam, aka Black Adam, a magical being whose origins go back 5,000 years but arrived in more modern times to deal with teams that predated the Justice League.
But when will we actually see a Black Adam movie? How many antiheroes will he be? We’re digging through the comics’ history and recent news events to tell it all.
As Johnson teased, Black Adam wouldn’t be a good guy. The premise of the film, which will show his origins thousands of years ago, and then bring him closer to today, is based on his defiance of how psychic beings should behave.
On social media, Johnson wrote that Black Adam is “blessed by magic and has the same powers as Superman, but unlike Superman, he doesn’t play by the rules. He is a rebellious, kind superhero who will always do for the people. The right thing – but he does things his own way.”
Black Adam movie release date and poster
Black Adam will arrive on October 21, 2022. This is the film’s third release date, thanks to some awkward delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic and post-production issues.
Dwayne Johnson originally announced that the film would be released on December 22, 2021. It was later postponed to July 29, 2022, and then to October. Hopefully this is the last time this movie has been delayed because it feels like it’s in the making forever.
Black Adam Movie Trailers and Clips
The first trailer for Black Adam was shown at CinemaCon 2022 and has been hidden from the public. Those of us who don’t have our own movie theaters will have to wait until early June – when Warner Bros. releases the trailer online.
The trailer reveals our best take on Doctor Destiny (Pierce Brosnan), Atomic Smasher (Noah Sentinho), and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) — three members of the Justice Society of America. Also, we get to see more Dwayne Johnson in a black lightning suit and blow up a lot of stuff.
Oh, and there’s one scene that definitely looks like it’s taken from the first Iron Man movie.
Back in October, a preview video was first released at DC Fandome 2021, featuring footage of Dwayne in full costume. We also get to see his supporting role, and a clip of him burning a man’s skull to ashes.
black adam movie cast
The first phase of the Black Adam film dates back to September 2014, when Dwayne Johnson was tapped to play the titular hero.
In July 2020, Noah Centineo was cast for the role of Atom Smasher, a member of the JSA capable of altering his size and strength. In September of the same year, more JSA positions were filled as Aldis Hodge joined the film as Hawkman, and Quintessa Swindell joined the film as Cyclone in December. Pierce Brosnan signed on to play Mystic’s Doctor Fate in March 2021.
The full cast that has been announced is as follows:
- Dwayne Johnson as Teth-Adam | Black Adam
- Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson | Doctor Fate
- Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall | Hawkman
- Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkell | Whirlwind
- Noah Centineo as Al Rothstein | Atomic Smasher
- Sarah Shahi at Adrianna Tomax | ISIS
- Marwan Kenzari role pending
Black Adam movie stills
As noted below, a pre-Black Adam set of photos left us wanting more.and total movie (opens in new tab) With this great shot of Johnson, we’ve been waiting.
The photos below may be a set of reproductions anywhere in the world, but this is the world we’re seeing for the first time in a Black Adam movie. Stay tuned for more.
📸: Another BLACK ADAM set is in the works! Shooting starts in April! (Source: vanzekin018 on Instagram) pic.twitter.com/FtfsTFKjhDMarch 19, 2021