The world needed a hero, it got Black Adam.
As promised yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures just dropped the hugely-anticipated first trailer for the action-adventure film Black Adam which marks the very first time a feature film has explored the adventures of this particular DC character.
Helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, Orphan, The Shallows), from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, screen story by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, based on Otto Binder and C. C. Beck’s DC characters, Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson in the titular role.
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods – and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
The all-star ensemble cast is rounded out with Aldis Hodge (City on a Hill, One Night in Miami) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life, Rush Hour 3) as Adrianna, Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express, The Mummy) as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell (Voyagers, Trinkets) as Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui (A Million Little Things) as Amon, and Pierce Brosnan (the Mamma Mia! and James Bond franchises) as Dr. Fate.
Black Adam originally appeared in the first issue of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family comic book (December 1945) as merely a one-off villain but resurfaced ina recurring capacity when DC Comics licensed and then acquired Fawcett characters to go on to publish Shazam Family (formerly Captain Marvel) stories under the title Shazam! in the 1970s.
A similar chain of events occurred when it came to Black Adam’s cinematic debut with Johnson original attached to appear in Shazam! back in September 2014. The producers felt that the character deserved a feature film all of his own and the rest is history.
Black Adam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The film’s producers were Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia, with Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Chris Pan, Eric McLeod, Geoff Johns and Scott Sheldon.
Black Adam will be smashing its way into theaters and IMAX internationally beginning 19 October 2022 and in North America on October 21, 2022. In the meanwhile, we’ll leave you with the aforementioned electric trailer.