Premiere: October 21, 2022
Finally, Black Adam has come to the DC universe! After what seemed like a decade’s worth of teasing, Dwayne Johnson will be bringing Black Adam to the big screen in 2021. Production is slated to start in July of 2020 and, as I first reported at That Hashtag Show, we will be getting quite a few bonus characters as the Justice Society of America is also going to debut in the film with Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone among the members we’ll meet. Johnson confirmed that while originally in the script, Hawkgirl was cut from the film.
On October 5, 2020, Warner Bros. announced yet another reshuffling of their upcoming DC release schedule due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This, for now, left Black Adam without an official release date.
In late March 2021, the production confirmed to have found their Doctor Fate, with former-007 Pierce Brosnan being cast as Kent Nelson. Around the same time, Dwayne Johnson unveiled the project’s new release date that would be eyeing a late July 2022 premiere. In April James Cusati-Moyer, Bodhi Sabonui, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu were added to the cast in roles not yet disclosed.
In a somewhat unexpected move, in March 2022, only four months before its scheduled July 29 premiere, Warner Bros. decided to postpone the movie’s release moving it to October 21, 2022.
- Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
- Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate
- Aldis Hodge as Hawkman
- Sarah Shahi as Isis
- Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher
- James Cusati-Moyer in an unknown role
- Bodhi Sabonui in an unknown role
- Mo Amer in an unknown role
- Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael Gregor / Sabbac
- Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone
- Viola Davis as Amanda Waller