Ahead of Black Adam’s October release, Warner Bros have released new movie posters and a new video clip to whet the appetite of fans eager to see one of DC’s most famous anti-hero take center stage.
The video, just 30 seconds long, gives viewers their first look at more scenes from the movie, from Pierce Brosnan’s Dr Fate’s exquisite costume, which we get a clear look at in the clip, to seeing just how strong Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman is. What caught my attention the most is a scene in the final seconds of the clip where Black Adam says the words, “There’s no one on this planet who can stop me.” Really? Isn’t this movie set in the same DCEU where Superman exists? Unless this is DC’s way of confirm Superman’s death in-universe, as a fan, I call BS! to Black Adam’s claims.
Alternatively, if you think about it, this could also be the movie’s way of teasing an eventual appearance from Superman, a stand-off that’ll most likely blow the minds of fans the world over, if it does happen.
In the comics, Black Adam is famously known to be the main protagonist of the superhero Shazam, played in the DCEU by Zachary Levi, but the character is known to have battled Superman on a handful of occasion, as the Man of Steel happens to be one of the few characters in the DC comics who can go toe-to-toe with Black Adam. Dwayne Johnson knows, first-hand, how riling up the audience, and teasing a confrontation between both characters is him hitting the PR nail on the head, again. Such an appearance will go a long way to ensure the success of the film especially considering how much the future of Warner Bros – Discovery seems to be hanging on it.
Dwayne Johnson has always been at the fore front of advocators for Henry Cavill’s return to the DCEU as Superman, calling the actor a “phenomenal superman,” and has relentlessly teased the Man of Steel’s appearance in Black Adam. It remains to be seen if this is another one of his teaser smoke without fire or if, for real this time, Henry Cavill will appear in the movie. Time will tell.
Check out the teaser below;
Black Adam flies into Cinemas around the world starting October 21, 2022.