Film of Shazam’s nemesis Black Adam gets a new trailer and release date
DC showed off their new trailer for Black Adam yesterday, June 8th. The trailer shows Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson playing the titular anithero and teases the character’s conflict between good and evil. It also shows off Pierce Brosnan playing Doctor Fate, and a few other superheroes like Hawkman, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone in the movie. Black Adam will release exclusively in theatres on October 21st.
Black Adam first appeared as an out-and-out villain of Captain Marvel when the character was still owned by Fawcett Comics. DC then later reimagined the character a conflicted antihero. This seems to be the route the upcoming film is taking with him, as Brosnan’s Doctor Fate puts it “you can be the destroyer of this world, or you can be its saviour.”
This movie is likely priming the character for his eventual run-in with Shazam. The sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, called Shazam! Fury of the Gods will release on December 21st of this year, so both these films may well end with a teaser of a Shazam and Black Adam showdown sometime in the future.
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