The Black Adam movie will see Dwayne Johnson embody a being even more powerful — and just as rambunctious — as his own wrestling persona. That’s Teth-Adam, aka Black Adam, a magical being whose origins date back 5,000 years, but arrives in a much-more modern time to tackle the team that pre-dates the Justice League.
But when will we actually see the Black Adam movie? And how much of an anti-hero will he turn out to be? We’re digging through comics history and recent press events to spell it all out.
As Johnson has teased out, Black Adam will not exactly be a good guy. The premise of the film, which will show his origins thousands of years ago and then bring him closer to present day, is based around his rebellion against how super-powered beings are supposed to act.
On social media, Johnson wrote that Black Adam “is blessed by magic with the powers equal to Superman, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people — but he does it his way.”
Black Adam movie release date
Black Adam used to have a release date: December 22, 2021. Johnson announced this on November 14, 2019, with a poster shared online.
Since then, the Black Adam movie lost its release date, as the COVID-19 pandemic threw movie release dates into a whirlwind of postponements. Now, it appears, the folks behind Black Adam are waiting for everything to be smoothed out before they announce their new — and, hopefully, final — release date.
Black Adam movie trailer
The current Black Adam movie trailer feels more like an animatic — a series of sketches animated into a video — than a finished trailer. That’s because all we have so far is the teaser clip DC issued at its Fandom event (basically the comics publisher’s own online Comic-Con). In it, we “meet” Teth-Adam, a citizen of Kahndaq (a fictional African country located near Egypt and Jordan), and one of its shackled and imprisoned citizens — 5,000 years ago. “Now,” he narrates, he’s free.
Black Adam movie cast
The Black Adam movie’s first stages date back to September 2014, when Dwayne Johnson was tapped to play the titular hero. In 2020, casting picked up as Noah Centineo was selected for the role of Justice Society of America character Atom Smasher in July. Then, in September, more JSA positions were filled as Aldis Hodge joined the film as Hawkman, followed by Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone in December.
Just this week, Pierce Brosnan joined the cast of Black Adam in the role of Doctor Fate. DC Fans will know that Doctor Fate’s a founding member of the JSA, so he figures to be one of the chief antagonists matching up against The Rock’s Black Adam.
The full, announced cast, 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 |Cyclone
- Noah Centineo as Al Rothstein | Atom Smasher
- Sarah Shahi in a TBA role
- Marwan Kenzari in a TBA role
Black Adam movie set photos
The below photo could be a set replicating anywhere in the world, but it’s one of our first looks into the world of the Black Adam movie. Stay tuned for more.
📸: Another BLACK ADAM set being built! Filming begins in April! (Source: vanzekin018 on Instagram) pic.twitter.com/FtfsTFKjhDMarch 19, 2021