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.
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.
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.
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.
Will The Movie Live Up To The Excitement?
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:
#BlackAdam kicks off the #DCEU’s new era in a big way! @TheRock electrifies as #BlackAdam & is absolutely brutal in the best of ways! This is some of the best action we’ve seen n the #DCEU. @AldisHodge @PierceBrosnan Quintessa Swindell, & @noahcent are cast perfectly as the #JSA pic.twitter.com/xa9h361dvX
— The Illuminerdi (@The_Illuminerdi) October 13, 2022
DC’s #BlackAdam ROCKS! Tons of action, characters you’re instantly invested in & terrific pacing. Dwayne Johnson finds a great balance in being menacing & badass, but also empathetic. Especially loved Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman & Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate. More JSA movies please! pic.twitter.com/YSCco9zYA3
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) October 13, 2022
#BlackAdam is DC's most action-packed film to date. It's a non-stop thrill ride that is all about spectacle, and it knows it. Ther3 is barely anytime to breath, or even talk. @TheRock is a perfect Black Adam, plus Pierce Brosnon is a standout. The film will leave fans buzzing! pic.twitter.com/HxCYYNw71w
— Ben Rolph / TheDCTVshow (@TheDCTVshow) October 13, 2022
#BlackAdam is a worthy new piece of the DC puzzle, but not the savior it promised.
A surprising compressed timeline keeps the action exciting & pace propulsive, but also turns its many (many) themes, plots, & characters into fancy window dressing. It's messy in a watchable way. pic.twitter.com/uwZUb2hbiM
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) October 13, 2022
— TheBrothersGeekOutPodcast (@thebrosgeekout) October 13, 2022
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.