Accelerator reports that Total Film magazine presents a cover for Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam in its latest issue. The magazine went on Twitter to share a look ahead of the film with some scene photos.
“It simply came to our notice then #BlackAdam“- we talked to @The rock about @BlackAdamMovie for the new issue. In addition, see three exclusive new images from the shooting of next year’s huge DC movie https://t.co/VnOxLerrYc pic.twitter.com/lrxXdXGHRz
– Total Film (@totalfilm) December 7, 2021
There are no shots from the Justice Society yet, but there are many different looks at Johnson in his costume as Black Adam, the dark version of Zachary Levi’s Shazam. In two of the images, Adam is wearing a dark cloak similar to that of the old wizard. Shazam! he wore. The third image appears to be during a battle scene. It is in the wardrobe of the antihero, without a cloak and a bluish color that is probably used for the lightning effects of Black Adam.
In the comics, Black Adam is a supervillain and Shazam’s biggest enemy. His character is redefined as an antihero in the movies and his connection to Shazam does not seem to be so connected. Black Adam only mentioned the first Shazam for a while! film.
Little is known about Black Adam, Johnson reveals only minor teasers such as “the balance of power in the DC Universe is about to change” or that “the story is in progress” with the production of the film. He admits he would like to do more Black Adam movies, so while this seems autonomous, it is likely to become more intertwined with the other DC heroes and villains.
The Black Adam in the comics is Teth-Adam, an Egyptian slave who had the powers of the magician Shazam. He used them to avenge his bosses and various others who thought he deserved it. Shazam imprisoned him for centuries for abusing his power. In Shazam!, a brief reference to the fact occurs when the magician says that he once had a champion who abused his powers. Adam was not named and there was no sequel to what exactly he did or how he stopped being the champion magician.
In a teaser for the upcoming film, archaeologists, along with a reserve group of soldiers or mercenaries, arrive at a temple that does not look like the Rock of Eternity in Shazam!. They unveil an inscription and cast a spell bearing Shazam’s name, and shortly afterwards, Adam appears and gets rid of the soldiers who are targeting him.
Black Adam opens this summer on July 29, 2022.
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