Black Adam: Release Date, Cast, And More

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A long, long time ago, though not in a galaxy far, far away, a wrestler-turned-actor by the name of Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, was attached to the role of Black Adam. The DC Comics character was somewhat unknown to the general public at the time, but Johnson was poised to change that with an appearance as the villain in "Shazam!" Plans changed. Now, we're about to see Johnson in a full-on "Black Adam" movie, which is set to grace our screens next summer.

This movie has been a long time coming, but it has finally been filmed, and it's in the can awaiting the eyeballs of eager audience members across the globe. We're here to get fans ready by providing the necessary information ahead of the superhero flick's release next year. Here is what you need to know about "Black Adam."

Black Adam Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"Black Adam" is currently set to hit theaters on July 29, 2022. It is expected to be an exclusive theatrical release, meaning those who want to smell what The Rock is cooking in his first superhero role will need to head to a theater in order to do so. It will be at least 45 days before it is made available on streaming.

What is Black Adam?

"Black Adam" is the latest DC Comics film adaptation from Warner Bros. It centers on the character of the same name who has, historically speaking, been a villain. Most notably, a major nemesis of Shazam. Originally, Dwayne Johnson was attached to the role, more than a decade ago, in a villain capacity for the "Shazam!" movie. Instead, it was eventually decided he should get his own movie first. Johnson has consistently billed this version of the character as an anti-hero, not a villain.

Black Adam Director, Crew, and More

"Black Adam" is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra ("Jungle Cruise"). Rory Haines ("The Mauritanian"), Sohrab Noshirvani ("Informer"), and Adam Sztykiel ("Rampage") wrote the script. Lawrence Sher ("Joker") serves as cinematographer. Beau Flynn, Danny Garcia, and Hiram Garcia are on board as producers, with Walter Hamada, Dwayne Johnson, Eric McLeod, and Scott Sheldon serving as executive producers.

Black Adam Cast

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson leads the cast of "Black Adam" in the title role. Joining him as the Justice Society are Aldis Hodge (Hawkman), Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher), Quintessa Swindell (Cyclone), and Pierce Brosnan (Doctor Fate). Sarah Shahi is also set to play Adrianna Tomaz, with "Aladdin" star Marwan Kenzari in a mystery role, though he is said to be playing the villain.

Black Adam Trailer and Synopsis

While we don't have any actual footage from the movie just yet, an animated teaser was released during DC FanDome in 2020. We also don't yet have an official synopsis as of this writing. It helps set the stage for what's to come, offering some background on the character, as well as an idea of what the movie will look like visually. Have a look at the video above for yourself.