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- "Five thousand years ago, Kahndaq was a melting pot of cultures, wealth, power, and magic. Yet, most of us have nothing, except for the chains around our necks. Kahndaq needed a hero, instead, they got me. I did what needed to be done and they imprisoned me for it. Now, five thousand years later, I'm free and I give you my word... No one will ever stop me again."
- ―Black Adam[src]
Black Adam is an upcoming superhero film, based on the DC Comics anti-hero of the same name. The film will serve as a spin-off to Shazam! and the eleventh installment in the DC Extended Universe, and it is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 29, 2022.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film will star Dwayne Johnson as Teth Adam / Black Adam alongside Noah Centineo as Albert Rothstein / Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Khufu / Carter Hall / Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone, Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate, Sarah Shahi as Professor Adrianna Tomaz, and Djimon Hounsou as Shazam. Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, Bodhi Sabongui, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian 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.
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- Dwayne Johnson as Teth-Adam/Black Adam
- Noah Centineo as Albert Rothstein/Atom Smasher
- Aldis Hodge as Khufu/Carter Hall/Hawkman
- Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone
- Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate
- Sarah Shahi as Professor Adrianna Tomaz
- Djimon Hounsou as Shazam
- Marwan Kenzari
- James Cusati-Moyer
- Bodhi Sabongui
- Mo Amer
- Uli Latukefu
- To-be-confirmed actor as Al Pratt/Atom
- Thanagarian Ship
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On August 28, 2018, when asked about the status of Black Adam by Collider, Dany Garcia said "Black Adam is definitely happening. We’re actually very deep into a script on it right now, which is coming along really well. I’m really excited about the story we’ve crafted." Garcia revealed that Adam Styzkiel had written a script and that they had been reviewing it.
Initially set to be introduced in Shazam!, by January 2017 the production studios involved divided the narrative of Shazam and Black Adam to focus on the latter's superhero origin, and downfall into villainy. By October 2017, Adam Sztykiel was hired as the screenwriter. In November 2017, TheWrap reported that the super-villain might be introduced in the Suicide Squad 2 before the solo film. Co-producer Hiram Garcia stated the film will be gritty and violent, similar to the comics.
On November 14, 2019, Dwayne Johnson released a teaser poster for the movie with a release date for December 22, 2021.
On November 30, 2019, the film is reported to include iconic JSA characters like Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone. On July 16, 2020, Noah Centineo was cast to portray Atom Smasher in the film. On September 25, 2020, Aldis Hodge was cast to portray Hawkman in the film. On December 14, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Quintessa Swindell was cast to portray Cyclone in the film. On March 24, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Pierce Brosnan joined the cast as Doctor Fate.
On April 7, 2021, Deadline reported that James Cusati-Moyer had joined the cast in an undisclosed role and the next day, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Bodhi Sabongui had also joined the cast in a key role.
Principal photography supposedly was scheduled to begin by late 2019.
In April 2018, Johnson said that the script of the film had been completed and it might start filming at the end of 2019, after completing Jumanji 3 and Red Notice.
On February 17, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would start production that April in Atlanta. On April 7, 2021, Dwayne Johnson revealed that the film would begin production the same week. On April 10, 2021, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that the film had officially begun production.
On July 6, 2021, Dwayne Johnson revealed that the film had entered it's last week of production.
On July 15, 2021, Johnson announced that filming had officially wrapped.
On November 19, 2019, Grace Randolph of Beyond The Trailer reported a rumor that Dwayne Johnson was eyeing a one-on-one fight between Black Adam and Superman for a potential sequel. She said that since Henry Cavill was repped by Dany Garcia, co-founder of Seven Bucks Productions and producer on Shazam! and Black Adam and Johnson's ex-wife, it should be expected that Johnson would like to have Cavill reprise the role for the showdown.
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|Films in the DC Extended Universe|
|Released||Man of Steel • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice • Suicide Squad • Wonder Woman • Justice League • Aquaman • Shazam! • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) • Wonder Woman 1984 • Zack Snyder's Justice League • The Suicide Squad|
|Upcoming||Black Adam • The Flash • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom • Batgirl • Shazam! Fury of the Gods • Blue Beetle|
|In development||Wonder Woman 3 • Zatanna • The Amazons • Black Canary|