Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson’s passion project


The official Black Adam movie poster that was released with the official trailer from Warner Brothers. Photo Via Twitter user @wbpictures.

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“Black Adam,” directed by Jaume Collet-Serra was released on Oct. 21, 2022. The film starred Dwayne Johnson as Teth Adam/Black Adam and featured Sarahi Shai as Adrianna Tomaz, Bodhi Sabongui as Amon Tomaz, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Marwan Kenzari as Sabbac.


Dwayne Johnson announced that he would be playing the DC comic book character Black Adam back in 2007. Johnson, on his Instagram, posted, “Years of studio execs saying ‘is there any other DC superheroes you want to play INSTEAD of Black Adam?’ … My answer was always no.” Johnson has finally released the superhero movie he’s wanted for 15 years now.




Black Adam opens in the fictional city of Kahndaq, Ahk-Ton. The city is under military control by Intergang, who has been stripping Kahndaq of its natural resources. When archeologist Adrianna Tomaz finds the crown of Sabbac in an ancient tomb, she releases Teth-Adam.

What follows is the adventure and action-filled sequence of Teth-Adam saving Adrianna Tomaz from Intergang soldiers, where he is badly injured. Afterward, Adrianna takes Teth-Adam home to nurse him back to health. This is where her son Amon, a superhero fan, meets Teth-Adam and attempts to teach him how to be a superhero.


Teth-Adam has no interest in being a hero and causes some issues by killing members of Intergang who threaten Amon. All this gained the attention of the United States government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). Waller then brings together the Justice Society of America (JSA), led by Hawkman and consisting of veteran member Doctor Fate, along with two newbies, Cyclone and Atom Smasher. 


The JSA clashes with Teth-Adam multiple times throughout the film, leading until the true villain is revealed. The classic comic villain Sabbac is released with the help of the crown. After a final showdown where Doctor Fate sacrifices himself. Teth-Adam finally beats Sabbac and gains the trust of Hawkman and the other members of the JSA. Teth-Adam then declares himself as Black Adam while freeing the people of Ahk-ton from Intergang.




In the post-credits scene, Amanda Waller confronts Black Adam via a hologram. Black Adam declares that there is no one on earth powerful enough to defeat him. At that moment, Waller states that she has someone not from this earth to deal with Black Adam. Next, Black Adam destroys the holographic device as Superman (Henry Cavill) reveals himself to Black Adam, stating that they need to talk.

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