Black Adam London film premiere 2022
Reawakening after 5000 years, Black Adam becomes the world's ruthless protector: an anti-villain to take on the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman. Now in the 21st-Century, Black Adam must face off against the Justice Society of America and its heroes: Doctor Fate, Hawkman, Atom Smasher and Cyclone. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Black Adam London Premieres Black Adam
- Status: Confirmed
- Date: October 18, 2022
- Location: Cineworld Leicester Square, London
- Attended by: Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell And Pierce Brosnan, Producers Beau Flynn And Hiram Garcia
- Release in Cinemas: 2022-10-21
- Runtime: 125 minutes
- directors: Jaume Collet-Serra
Planning to attend the film premiere? Find more information regarding tickets, wristbands the times usually the premieres are taking place at London Film Premieres
If you're someone who loves to personalize your devices with stunning visuals, you simply cannot miss out on the best wallpapers available. Check out Our collection of 4K and HD wallpapers in full colour and high definition Click on the Image below to explore our extensive collection
- Jordan Peele was originally offered the chance to direct the film when it was first announced in 2017, but Peele declined, saying "I'm not a fan of superhero movies and I'd hate to take that chance away from a director who is passionate about them."
- While Black Adam and Captain Marvel both speak the same name of the wizard Shazam as an acronym to activate their powers, in the case of Captain Marvel the acronym stands for the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. In the case of Black Adam, the acronym stands for the stamina of Shu, the swiftness of Horus, the strength of Amon, the wisdom of Zehuti, the power of Aton, and the courage of Mehen.
- Dwayne Johnson once asked his fans which character he should play, superhero Shazam or supervillain Black Adam. His fans chose Black Adam.
- Black Adam was originally going to appear in Shazam! (2019), but it was later decided he would debut in his own film.
- The film originally received an R rating due to several gruesome death scenes. A majority of these deaths had to be cut before the film could receive the more commercially viable PG-13 rating.
- There were plans for Black Adam to appear in The Suicide Squad (2021), but those plans were scrapped when James Gunn took over that movie.
- Earned $67 million in the U.S. and Canada in its opening weekend, becoming the highest-grossing opening of The Rock's career as solo star surpassing the $60 million of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019).
- Hawkman actor Aldis Hodge used Dwayne Johnson for gym motivation to improve his superhero physique during the workout and training preparation for the film. He said, "The Rock is always throwing up videos on Instagram. Every time I see him I feel like he's gained 100 more pounds. And I'll just be up in the gym looking at myself with the little subtle flex and I'm not getting anything. Nothing is happening to me. It keeps me motivated because I'll be in the gym taking a minute on a bike or something like that, and then I see him in the gym all swole and I'm like, 'I must do better.'"
- Originally the Justice League villain Eclipso was going to be in the film, with concept art featuring the Heart of Darkness diamond that contained Eclipso and being implied to have corrupted Teth-Adam. He was removed in favor of keeping Adam anti-heroic rather than villainous.
- Cyclone has a monkey backpack during her introduction scene. In the comics, she had a pet monkey, as a sidekick, called Frankie (named after "The Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum, who inspired Cyclone's "Wicked Witch of the West" costume).
- Hawkgirl and Stargirl were originally going to appear but were removed in favor of Cyclone.
- The fourth live-action appearance of the Justice Society of America after Smallville (2001), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016) and Stargirl (2020).
- Despite being considered the archenemy of Shazam, Black Adam was absent for most of the hero's early history. Black Adam debuted in The Marvel Family #1 (Dec. 1945), published by Fawcett Comics, and he didn't appear again until Shazam! #28 (Apr. 1977), by which time Fawcett had been bought by CBS and DC had taken over publishing Shazam comics.
- Cyclone's costume is a combination of her normal DC Comics green costume and her purple ribbon costume from the "Kingdom Come" comic.
- Atom Smasher's costume is a combination of his normal DC Comics costume (red and blue, mask) and his Nuklon costume (full-body suit).
- Pierce Brosnan wore a motion-capture suit for his role as Doctor Fate.
- The first trailer was released on June 8, 2022, the 112th birthday of C.C. Beck, co-creator of Shazam and Black Adam.
- Production resorted to employing an additional actor and a bit of movie magic to create Dwayne Johnson's slimmed-down appearance. "I filmed most of my scenes with another actor, whose name is Benjamin [Patterson], and they would put white dots on his face to calibrate it," Jalon Christian told Looper. "They would have him do the scene with me, then have The Rock do it so that they could calibrate The Rock's face onto his body before The Rock becomes Black Adam." In addition to seeing the visual effects work happen right before his eyes, Christian said he was fascinated by watching Johnson's process as an actor while they were on set together and learning from it. "[At] certain times we would joke around and talk to each other, but there were also times where he was very into the character and in the moment," Christian said. "Some actors are very method and love to be in their characters at all times; some actors work a different way. To be able to observe his process definitely helped me be able to work on my performance."
- The eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe.
- The metal Eternium, originating from the Rock of Eternity, was introduced in 1998 in Legion of Super-Heroes (vol.4) #110, where it was used in the origin of Thunder (CeCe Beck), the future era's Shazam.
- In the comics, Adrianna Tomaz is better known as Isis. That character is inspired by the protagonist of the Secrets of Isis, a female counterpart to Shazam created and owned by Filmation.
- Quintessa Swindell took dancing lessons in preparation for their role as Cyclone.
- Before this DC movie, Pierce Brosnan was considered to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman (1989).
- Jaume Collet-Serra was considered to direct The Suicide Squad (2021) but dropped out of the running to direct Jungle Cruise (2021) instead, that film also starred Dwayne Johnson.
- Bodhi Sabongui, who plays Amon Tomaz in the film, had previously starred in DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Necromancing the Stone (2018) episode of "Legends of Tomorrow" as Behrad Tarazi, an alternate version of Amon Tomaz.
- In a 2022 interview Jaume Collet-Serra provided some insight on perhaps why The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is referenced specifically in the film: "I immediately saw a character that was very similar to some of the characters played by Clint Eastwood in the 70s. Where in a time and a place where the system breaks down, that character was able to bring justice in ways that other people were not able to do. So I felt that I hadn't seen that character in the superhero space, and that to me was very exciting."
- Nazanin Boniadi was chosen for the role of Adrianna Tomaz before the part went to Sarah Shahi.
- Pierce Brosnan is the fifth James Bond actor to star in a comic book film or TV series, after: Timothy Dalton - Flash Gordon (1980), The Rocketeer (1991), and Doom Patrol (2019) George Lazenby - Batman Beyond (1999) Sir Sean Connery - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Daniel Craig - The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
- This is the Second movie that Marwan Kenzari playing a Villain in this movie, Since the Disney Live action Remake of Aladdin when He played as Jafar.
- The necklace worn by Adrianna (used to free Black Adam) can later be seen being worn by Black Adam's wife when she is killed, alluding to them being related (she says it was a family heirloom).
- For the Superman cameo, Henry Cavill chose to wear the Superman suit from Man of Steel (2013): "I chose that one in particular because of the nostalgia attached to the suit. It was incredibly important to me to be standing there and enjoying that moment. That is one of the top moments in my career. It feels great to have the opportunity to wear it again." Though this appearance was originally intended to mark the return of Cavill ahead of a planned sequel to Man of Steel (2013), these plans were scrapped in December 2022 following James Gunn and Peter Safran's takeover of DC Studios and announced plans for a new shared DC film universe.
- This film is largely inspired by Geoff Johns's "Justice Society of America" comic, where Adam is an anti-hero character who joins the Justice Society.
- Black Adam sitting on the Kahndaq throne copies the cover of "52" #45 (2007) that showed Black Adam sitting on an ancient throne.
- Teth-Adam gets his powers from his son Hurut, (who was chosen to be the Champion) and gave his powers to Adam. This plot twist comes from the DC "New 52" comics, where it was his nephew Aman who received the powers, and Adam killed him to take them for himself.
- Jennifer Holland who also starred in the DCEU film The Suicide Squad (2021) and its spin-off TV series Peacemaker (2022) reprises her role as Emilia Harcourt, seemingly working for Amanda Waller once again.
- A post-credits scene was planned that had the Helmet of Fate be found in a desert and picked up by an unknown person.
- Uli Latukefu had previously starred in Young Rock (2021) as an 18-year-old Dwayne Johnson. In this film he plays the Champion, a super-powered form of Dwayne Johnson's son.
- Two spells Dr Fate employs in the final battle come from Injustice 2 (2017): one spell is a giant ankh dropped on Sabbac, a common spell from that game. to free an imprisoned Teth-Adam Fate uses hand gestures from his victory animation (seen whenever he wins a round).
- Ishmael/Sabbac in this film is based on his comic version (a crime boss who wields demonic powers), and contains traits of Ibac (a tyrant ruler of Kahndaq who enslaved Black Adam's family, and whose descendant tries to take over).
- When Ishmael arrives in Hell, one of the demons there bears the resemblance of Lady Blaze, a demoness who was an enemy of Superman and Captain Marvel in the comics.
- Ahk-Ton, the ruler of ancient Kahndaq, is a villain from the DC Comics who killed Black Adam's family, but incorporates traits from Shazam villains Ibac (a brutal tyrant who ruled ancient Kahndaq) and King Kull (the leader of a conquering race who all sported horned helmets). In the comics, Ahk-Ton was the enemy of the DC Comics hero Metamorpho.
- In the New 52 storyline in which Black Adam's revival is based on (Justice League of America Issue 7.4: Black Adam), Amon Tomaz was not Adrianna's son, but instead her brother who was killed while utilizing the spell to resurrect Black Adam, which Adrianna would instead finish the spell for him.
- One fight scene evokes the Mexican standoff from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), complete with Ennio Morricone's music and similar camera shots.
- The role of Adrianna Tomaz reviving Teth-Adam comes from the New 52's Justice League of Americal Issue 7.4: Black Adam. Originally after being killed during his battle against Shazam (in the story which the events of the Shazam! (2019) film was based upon) when he was tricked into reverting to his human state by Shazam (which resulted in his death due to his human body being centuries old). However, after Shazam brought Black Adam's remains to Khandaq to have them buried in the main Justice League series, in that issue Adrianna used the spell to resurrect him.
- An early draft of the script featured Bruno Mannheim, the leader of Intergang, and Alan Scott, a Green Lantern who served in the Justice Society. They were removed from the film, but their creators Jack Kirby and Martin Nodell are thanked in the closing credits.