With Black Adam’s Imminent Release, DC Faces Its Moment Of Truth: Would The Film Live Up To The Hype?

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DC and Warner Bros.’ Black Adam is set to take flight soon, and fans will be flocking to the theaters to witness a new era of the DC Extended Universe. This October 21st, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in another comic book blockbuster that many presume will “make or break” the DCEU franchise.

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Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Black Adam was almost introduced in Shazam! but The Rock suggested it would be better to have his own film. DC assured us that the upcoming movie will be different from the previous projects they have produced, and definitely a better one.

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What Brings The Hype On DC’s Black Adam?

Of course, there’s The Rock to start with, his charisma and star power are huge factors that would entice people to buy movie tickets. After all, he starred in so many commercially successful action adventure movies such as Jumanji, Fast & Furious, and Rampage, to name a few.

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A still image from Black Adam

Moreover, the introduction of Black Adam will open new doors for other characters and lores from the DC Comics library. Pierce Brosnan will star as Doctor Fate, and the Justice Society of America will finally be unveiled. The film signals a new period for DCEU, the long-awaited revival of the franchise after the dawn of the Justice League.

Although, most of the hype for the movie is now placed on the circulating leaked post-credits scene where Johnson’s Black Adam will be fighting toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill’s Superman. Now, that imposes a new idea that Black Adam might become the new leader of the DC universe.


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Will The Movie Live Up To The Excitement?

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Fans and critics share early screening reviews

Until the film is released, fans can only speculate based on early screening reviews and the entire presence of the movie amongst DC fans. For many years, the studio has been recreating the same stories using the same popular heroes that most of the audience have seen since they were children, not exploring lesser-known characters outside of the Justice League.

Black Adam is a fresh concept with so much potential to create a new world of superheroes and villains that DC fans have yet to see. It is now the age of anti-heroes and complicated antagonists, and The Rock’s Black Adam delivers exactly that. Here are some tweets from viewers who attended the early screening:



There is a reason for the hype the movie gets, and as far as the early reviews are concerned, it’s going to be a commercial success. Now that we have eased restrictions, more and more people are going to watch it just because it’s something new, popular, and a reminder that we are past the old version of DC.


Catch Black Adam in theaters this October 21, 2022.

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.