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Black Adam - Release Date, Plot, Cast, and How to Watch

Black Adam is set to release soon, so here's everything you need to know about the movie from its release date, cast, plot, trailer, and more.
Black Adam - Release Date, Plot, Cast, and How to Watch
Fans have been excited for Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming film Black Adam since 2014 when DC Comics first announced the movie.

As of June 2022, Warner Bros. Pictures has provided further information about the film including a release date, the plot, cast, and more. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming DC movie Black Adam.

Black Adam release date

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Black Adam will release this October 2022 in the United States. (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Black Adam was originally planned to release in December 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in delays in development.

Now, Black Adam is set to release in the United States on 21st October, 2022. The new release date for the film is just a little under a year after the original scheduling, but hopefully, for fans and Warner Bros alike, the movie will be worth the wait.

Black Adam cast

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will portray Black Adam in the upcoming film Black Adam. (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Black Adam's cast list features some faces that most moviegoers will find familiar.

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Teth-Adam/Black Adam
  • Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall/Hawkman:
  • Noah Centineo as Albert "Al" Rothstein/Atom Smasher
  • Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz
  • Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael
  • Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone
  • Bodhi Sabongui as Amon
  • Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate

With Dwayne Johnson taking on the role of Black Adam, fans can expect an action-packed movie full of energetic scenes and good humor.

Johnson has also played roles in Baywatch (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Hercules (2014), and Jungle Cruise (2021).

Black Adam plot

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The Black Adam character originated in the DC Comics comic books. (Picture: Warner Bros. Pictures)

The character Black Adam is originally from the DC Comics comic books. In the DC Comics universe, Black Adam is from ancient Egypt, where he was granted superpowers by the magical wizard Shazam. Corrupted by power, though, he sought to take over the world, starting with Egypt.

It's likely that Black Adam will hold on to his iconic backstory for the movie, but it's unclear where the film's plot will take him exactly. In the trailer for the movie, Black Adam appears to be depicted not as a hero but also not as a villain; he appears to be a morally grey character, put in a position where he can either use his powers for good or for evil.

While the entire plot of Black Adam has yet to be revealed, it will likely expand upon the character's backstory and his relation to Shazam.

How to watch Black Adam

Once Black Adam is released, there will be multiple avenues to watch the movie. Black Adam will be available to view in theaters in the United States starting on 21st October 2022.

A little over a month later, the movie will also be available to stream at home on HBO Max.

Black Adam trailer

While you're waiting for Black Adam to release in theaters or to enjoy it at home on HBO Max, you can check out the trailer for the movie to see what to expect.

Here's the Black Adam trailer, released on 8th June 2022: 

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Featured image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.