If you thought the DCU was dead and forgotten,think again. Black Adam is looking to go toe-to-toe with the MCU this October. Starring none other than Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock”, this anti-hero story is setting up to be just what the doctor ordered to make the DCU relevant again.
From a year filled with scandals and uncertainty with two big film projects such as Aquaman 2 and The Flash standalone film, Black Adam is DC’s way of a new direction. Their other title they hope will bring audiences in, is Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods. Both look equally promising.
Here’s the official synopsis of what you can expect :
“After nearly five-thousand years of imprisonment, Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson), an antihero from the ancient city of Kahndaq, is unleashed into modern times. His brute tactics and way of justice attract the attention of the Justice Society of America (JSA), who try to stop his rampage, teach him how to be a hero more than a villain, and must team up to stop a force more powerful than Adam himself.”
It’s clear a lot more care and detail has gone into the making of this film.If rumors are to believed it could very well include a cameo by Superman (Henry Cavill). Time will tell how this plays out but DC and Warner Bros. need a win at the box office and Black Adam could very well be the film to do it.
Black Adam hits theaters on October 21.