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Black Adam
Black Adam

Black Adam

Black Adam (film)

Black Adam is a 2022 American superhero film starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular DC Comics character. The film is a spin-off for Shazam! (2019) and the eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Adam Sztekiel, Rory Haynes and Sohrab Noshirwani. In addition to Johnson, the film also stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quetessa Swindle and Pierce Brosnan. It is produced by New Line Cinema, DC Films, Seven Bucks Productions and Flynn Picture Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The story centers around Adam, an ancient superhuman who is freed from his magical captivity by a group of archaeologists to free the nation of Khandaq from the crime syndicate Intergang.
Directed by
Jaume Collet-Serra
written by
Adam Sztekiel
Rory Haynes
Sohrab Noshirwani
Based on
the role
From DC
Prepared by
Beau Flynn
Hiram Garcia
Dwayne Johnson
Danny Garcia
Dwayne Johnson
Aldous Hodge
Noah Santino
Sara Shahi.
Marwan Kanzari
Quetesa Swindle
Pierce Brosnan
Lawrence Sher
Edited by
Michael L. Sale
John Lee
Music by
Lorne Balfe.
New Line Cinema
DC Films
Seven Bucks Productions
shared by
Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates.
October 3, 2022 (Mexico City)
October 21, 2022 (United States)
running time
125 minutes[1]
United States
$190–230 million
Box office
$389.5 million
Johnson was associated with Shazam! In early development and confirmed to feature the villain Black Adam in September 2014, the producers later decided to give the character his own film. Sztykiel was hired in October 2017. Collet-Serra joined in June 2019 with a planned release date of December 2021, but that timeline was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional casting took place over the next year, including four members of the Justice Society of America, with script rewrites by Haynes and Noshirwani. Filming took place from April to August 2021 at Trailhead Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles.

Black Adam had its world premiere in Mexico City on October 3, 2022, and was released theatrically in the United States on October 21, 2022. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $389 million worldwide against a production budget of $195–230 million. , by some estimates failed to recover its total cost after marketing and distribution costs, leading some publications to label it a box office bomb.

The plot

In 2600 BC, the tyrannical king of Kahandak, Ahak Tan, created the crown of Subak to gain great power. After attempting a rebellion, a young slave boy is given the powers of Shazam by the Wizards’ Council, transforming him into the heroic champion of Kahndaq, who kills Ahk-Ton and ends his reign.

Black Adam
Black Adam

In the present day, Kahandaq is oppressed by the mercenary organization Intergang, as Adriana Tomaz, an archaeologist and resistance fighter, tries to find Sabak’s crown prince with the help of her brother Karim and his associates Samir and Ismail. Is. As Adriana takes the crown, the Intergang ambushes them and kills Samir, forcing Adriana to recite a hymn that awakens Teth-Adam, whom she believes to be Kahandq’s champion. While he is slaughtering most of the Intergang soldiers, US government official Amanda Waller perceives Adam as a threat and contacts the Justice Society to capture him. Justice Society members Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher arrive in time to stop Adam’s murder and convince Adriana that Adam was not a buried savior, but an imprisoned lunatic.

Ismail reveals himself as the leader of the Intergang in Kahandaq and kidnaps Adriana’s teenage son Amon, who has stolen the crown and hid it. Adam, Adriana, and the Justice Society find the crown and plan to trade it for Amon. Reaching Ishmael, he reveals himself as the last descendant of King Ahaktun and demands his rightful place on the throne. Adriana willingly gives up the crown to save Amon’s life, but Ishmael betrays his part of the deal and shoots Amon, causing Adam to lose control and destroy the hideout with his powers. He kills Ishmael and wounds Amon. Guilt-stricken, Adam flees to the ruins of Ahktun’s palace and tells Hawkman that the legend of Kahandak’s champion was misrepresented. It was Harut, son of Adam, who was given the powers of Shazam and became the champion of Qandaq. Knowing that Harut is invulnerable, Ahik Toon instructs the assassins to execute Harut’s family, including Adam and Harut’s mother. Harut gives Adam his powers to save his life, and Ahaktun’s assassins immediately kill the powerless Harut, prompting an enraged Adam to massacre all of the king’s men and unwittingly kill him. Destroyed the palace. Later deemed incompetent by the Council of Wizards, Adam attacks and kills all of them in a rage, except for Shazam, who imprisons him inside with the Crown Prince.What happened to Adam’s grave?

Feeling unable to be a true hero, Adam surrenders and the Justice Society takes him to a secret Task Force X black site underwater in Antarctica, where fate foretells Hawkman’s impending death. As the Justice Society returned to the city, they realized that Ishmael had deliberately tricked Adam into killing him while he was wearing the crown as Ishmael had been reborn as the champion of the Six Demons of Subic. and has emerged from the underworld to claim his throne. When Sabbac summons the Legions of Hell to terrorize Kahndaq, the people are rallied by Amon, Adrianna and Karim to repel the undead as the Justice Society prepares to confront Sabbac. However, Fate creates a magical force field around the ruins that prevents his teammates from entering, revealing that Hawkman’s death can be averted by his sacrifice. As he fights Sabak alone, Fate uses astral projection to free Adam while speaking to him in his cryosleep. Sabbac kills Fate, and as a result, it dissolves the force field and allows the other heroes to fight, and Adam arrives just as Sabbac is about to kill the Justice Society. With Hawkman’s help using Fett’s helmet, Adam kills Sabic, and the Justice Society departs on good terms with Adam, after destroying the old throne and adopting a new name: Black Adam. Accepts his new role as guardian of Khandaq.

In the mid-credits scene, Waller chats with a disillusioned Adam and warns him against leaving Kahndaq, before Superman arrives and suggests they talk.

The cast

A former slave of Kahandq who, like the superhero Shazam, was endowed with the powers of various Egyptian gods by the ancient sorcerer of the same name. He has “Shu’s strength, Hero’s speed, Amon’s strength, Zihuti’s wisdom, Aten’s strength, and Mahin’s courage”. Benjamin Peterson serves as the body double for Teeth Adam in scenes where he is shown in his human form, while Johnson’s face was superimposed on the character for those sequences. This character first appeared in Shazam! (2019) in a brief cameo, during a sequence where the Wizard teaches Billy Batson about the former recipients of his powers.[7] Johnson reprises the role of the character in the unrelated animated film DC League of Super-Pets (2022). Also voiced the character in a post-credits cameo, before the live-action debut.[8][9]
Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall / Hawkman: Leader of the Justice Society who uses technology and weapons made from Nth metal, a substance from another planet.
Noah Santino as Albert “Al” Rothstein / Atom Smasher: A young member of the Justice Society, with a metahuman ability to control his molecular structure that manipulates his size and strength.
Sara Shahi as Adriana Tomaz: A university professor and resistance fighter in modern-day Kahandak, who proves to be an ally for Adam and the Justice Society.[15]
Marwan Kanzari as Ismail Gregor/Subak:
The last descendant of King Ahok Tun and the militant leader of the mercenary organization Intergang Kahandq’s attack forces. Unlike Teth-Adam, Sabic was granted the powers of the six most powerful demons of Hell: Satan, Am, Belial, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, and Crates.[16][17][18]
Kinzari also portrays Ishmael’s ancestors and the ancient tyrant King Kahandak, who was slaughtered by Adam.
Quetesa Swindle as Maxine Hinkle/Cyclone:
A young member of the Justice Society, who was tested and injected with nanobot technology at a young age, which resulted in her gaining the ability to control and manipulate air.[19][14] As the granddaughter of Abigail “Ma” Hinkle/Red Tornado, she strives to live up to her family’s superhero legacy.[20] Swindle studied dance techniques when designing her character’s movements.
Bodhi Sabongui as Amon Tomaz: Adriana’s teenage son, who befriends Adam.[22]
Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate:
An experienced and senior member of the Justice Society, who wields the Helmet of Fate and is capable of various magical abilities.[12] Nelson is the son of an archaeologist, with whom he discovered the tomb of Naboo the Wise. . After receiving a mystical sentient helmet from another dimension, which he chooses to allow him to wield, he masters his powers and uses them as a superhero over the years.[ 23][14] Brosnan wore a motion capture suit for the role.
Additionally, Mohamed Amir portrayed Karim, Adriana’s brother and Amon’s uncle,[25][26] and James Kasati-Mayer portrayed Adriana and Karim’s partner Samir.[27] Jalon Christian Harut Appears as, Son of Adam who becomes the true champion of Kahandak who is considered to be the pure heart to wield the powers of Shazam, portrayed in his superhero form by Oli Latokifu.[28] Odelia Halevi portrays Adam’s wife Sheruta, who is killed by Ahktun’s men during flashback scenes set in ancient Kahandak.[29][14] Henry Winkler cameos as Al Pratt, Rothstein’s uncle. Which previous atomic smashwere


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Development New Line Cinema has launched a Shazam! Early 2000s feature film, based on the DC Comics character Captain Marvel. The title comes from the wizard Shazam who gives the hero his powers, with DC unable to use the Captain Marvel title due to legal issues.[36] Peter Segal signed on to direct the film in April 2006. Did, [37] and later that year Dwayne Johnson was approached to play Captain Marvel. As of November 2007, Johnson was also interested in the film’s antagonist, Black Adam, and received positive feedback from fans about possibly playing the role.[38] Development on the film was halted until January 2009. was granted, [39] but resumed by April 2014 when Warner Bros. (New Line’s parent company) and DC began planning a slate of superhero films for their shared universe, DC. was Expanded Universe (DCEU).[40] That August, Johnson said he was still attached to the film but had not yet decided whether he would play Captain Marvel or Black Adam.[41] A month later , Johnson announced that he would portray Black Adam.[42]

In January 2017, Johnson met with DC’s Geoff Johns to discuss the project after studio executives became concerned that an actor of Johnson’s profile would star in the film instead of playing villains and supporting roles. being used as After this meeting, they decided to split the project into two films: Shazam! (2019), starring the hero Captain Marvel, who has since been renamed Shazam by DC. and Black Adam, in which Johnson played the anti-hero. Johnson stated that the two characters would meet on screen in the future.[43] Jones confirmed in July that Johnson would not appear in Shazam, [44] although in the film he resembles Black Adam’s magical hologram. used for that which was conjured by the wizard Shazam.

Adam Sztekiel was hired to write the screenplay for Black Adam in October 2017, with Johnson set to produce the film with Danny and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions along with Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co.[46] [47] At the time, Johnson first had plans to appear as Black Adam in the sequel to Suicide Squad (2016), with Gavin O’Connor attached as writer and possible director. The Suicide Squad members were intended to track down a weapon of mass destruction that would be revealed in Johnson’s cameo role as Black Adam, [48] but these plans were abandoned when O’Connor announced in 2018. I left this movie. [49] Sztykiel completed a draft of the script by April 2018, when Johnson said that filming would likely begin in 2019. [50] In late August, Sztykiel submitted another draft and further revisions were underway. . Hiram Garcia then said that giving Shazam and Black Adam their own films allowed each character to have the best film possible, adding that his portrayal of Black Adam was “not soft for the audience. will be done”, stating that he is “not a Boy Scout superhero, he’s the guy who’s like, OK, you’re going to cross this? OK, I’ll rip your head off”.[51] Dec. In, Johnson stated that filming would not begin until late 2019 at the earliest due to commitments with Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) and Red Notes (2021).[52]

Shazam! After the successful release of , Black Adam became a priority for the new line. As of June 2019, Jaume Collet-Serra was in talks to direct the film after impressing Johnson as the director of Jungle Cruise (2021).[47] Collet-Serra cast Black Adam as the Dirty Harry of superheroes. declared, and said the film would feature a darker version of Johnson than the adventure comedy Jungle Cruise. Johnson revealed in October that filming would begin in July 2020, [54] and announced the following month that Black Adam was to be released on December 22, 2021. He also said that Shazam will not appear in the film, but members of the Justice Society of America (JSA) will be introduced.

Before production

Johnson stated in mid-April 2020 that filming had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that he was now planning to begin production in August or September of that year.[57] By July, Atlanta , Georgia, [58][16] was expected to begin filming in early 2021 and Noah Santino was cast as the Atom Smasher.[13] During the Virtual DC Fandom event in August, Johnson revealed that the film version of the JSA would include Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and Cyclone in addition to Atom Smasher.[9] He explained that Hawkgirl was originally added to the team, but a complicated Due to this, it was ultimately not used in the film and was replaced by Cyclone.[59]

Rory Haynes and Sohrab Noshirwani had written a new draft of the script by September, [10] when Aldous Hodge was cast as Hawkman.[10][11] Colette Serra joined Johnson in her role as Dirty Harry. Discussing the comparison, he said, “The systems were corrupt, so you had criminals taking advantage. You needed a cop who was going to put down the gang and basically do what needed to be done. Blake Adam and his wa thought y.I thinkThat it appeals to pretty much everyone. Everyone knows how the world isn’t fair sometimes, and you need people who break the rules to get out on the playing field.” Johnson remarked that “Black in Black Adam refers to his is the soul”, and described his worldview as “myopic”. He added that for Adam, “there is no scope or room for it to be wrong. There is no scope or scope for anyone else’s opinion. He only has room and space to justify whatever he does because of his pain. And he pushes and pushes and sees no other way. It’s very black and white.”[60]

The following month, Warner Bros. adjusted its upcoming release schedule due to the pandemic, leaving Black Adam without a release date.[61] Later in October, Sarah Shahi was cast as Adriana Tomas. Joined. Quetesa Swindle was cast as Cyclone in December, [19] Marwan Kenzari joined the cast in February 2021. [16] Filming was expected to begin that April, [16] with set construction beginning in mid-March. [62] Pierce Brosnan was cast as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate in late March, [23] and the film was given a new release date of July 29, 2022.[63] In April, James Kasati-Moir, Bodhi Sabongui, Mo Amer, and Ole Latokefo joined the cast in undisclosed roles.[27][22][25][28] Latokefo previously starred alongside Johnson in the series Young Rock. worked in,[28] while Sabongai’s character was considered a staple of the Black Adam comics.[22]

Henry Cavill reprized his role as Superman from other DCEU films during the film’s mid-credits scene. This marks the first time since Justice League (2017) that the character is shooting content. Johnson stated that Seven Bucks Productions, including himself, Danny Garcia, and Hiram Garcia, played an integral role in the renegotiation between Warner Bros. and Cavill. Johnson originally pitched the idea for Cavill to portray the character to DC Films president Walter Hamada, who rejected the idea due to his plans for various Superman projects.

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