Black Adam while we all await his arrival in cinemas on October 21st, "Black Adam" is preparing to make sparks at the box-office (or above all) thanks to the presence in the cast of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the role of the protagonist. Who will not be there instead is the character of Hawkgirl, who has always been a shoulder in Hawkman's comics.
>As “Black Adam” star and executive producer Adam Dwayne Johnson revealed in 2020, Hawkgirl was supposed to be a part of the Justice Society of America, but Johnson later tweeted that the plans weren't honored and that Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell ) joined the ensemble in his place. Since Hawkgirl's comics partner and often husband, Carter Hall / Hawkman, played by Aldis Hodge, will appear in the film, it has been wondered why she was ultimately not cast, but according to Hodge there was a good reason.
Hawkgirl's role in the pages of DC Comics is somewhat even more complex: the role was initially played by Shiera Sanders Hall, Carter's wife and immortal soulmate. The pair have operated together for decades, and their twisted pasts have been subverted multiple times in the Silver Age of comics and later led to the creation of a second Hawkgirl named Shayera Hol.
Both are succeeded by Kendra Saunders, a young Latin woman descended from Shiera's family who develops Hawkman's powers when Shiera's soul literally enters her body. Since then, Kendra Saunders has become a permanent member of teams such as the JSA, the Justice League and the Birds of Prey.
In view of the release of "Black Adam" next weekend, with which he will make his debut in the world of cinecomics, Pierce Brosnan has granted an interview to Variety in which he explains what actually convinced him to this step by accepting the role of Doctor Fate in the Dwayne movie starring "The Rock" Johnson.
In August, Brosnan revealed that he worked closely with Collet-Serra to design the film version of Doctor Fate's signature helmet and compared the character's bond with the item to drug addiction.
In addition to his admiration for Doctor Strange, Brosnan said he joined "Black Adam" for the strength of his story and the names involved in front of and behind the camera. "Jaume Collet-Serra as director, Dwayne Johnson as "Black Adam". The cast. The story, the script," he said. The script works on many different levels, and I think it covers them very subtly and at times on the razor's edge culturally, politically, socially, and most importantly, in a great and fun way.
Recently, Aldis Hodge explained why Hawkgirl won't be in "Black Adam". Previously, Brosnan recalled the failed audition for Tim Burton's Batman.
After countless speculations about Superman's future within the current DCEU, the confirmation has finally arrived: Henry Cavill will return to the role of the man of steel. This was announced by Dwayne The Rock Johnson during the "Black Adam" promotion tour, explaining how it was a long process and how the old Warner leadership wanted to go in a completely different direction.
Universal Picture’s streaming service, DC Entertainment is only Friday Oct 21 In the U.S available by subscription. Cavill and Johnson share the same agent and have been great friends for years. The former WWE champion has also repeatedly teased fans about a possible big-screen clash between "Black Adam" and Superman. Prior to the merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery, the Man of Steel appeared in Shazam! and in the TV series Peacemaker without ever being framed in the face. Apparently, therefore, with the new summit things would seem to have changed positively.
"Black Adam" will be released in theaters on October 20. The cast also includes Aldis Hodge (Underground, The Invisible Man) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I Love Before, Charlie's Angels) as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets, Euphoria) as Cyclone, Sarah Shahi (The L Word, Sex / Life) as Adrianna Tomaz, and Pierce Brosnan (Mamma Mia!) As Doctor Fate. The film will be closely tied to Shazam !, and will tell the origins of the anti-hero: Almost 5,000 years after he is given the almighty powers of the ancient gods, and imprisoned just as quickly, "Black Adam" (Dwayne Johnson) is freed. from his earthly grave, ready to unleash his unique form of justice in the modern world.
"Doctor Strange," Brosnan told Variety when asked what prompted starting him to take part in his first superhero movie. I loved Doctor Strange. And my children, who are fans of comics, told me: 'Dad. Doctor Strange’. Brosnan then praised Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of the (former) Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, underlining the significance of Doctor Fate. Well, we all know who Doctor Strange is, and he's epically brilliant, Benedict. But then there is an element that acts as a pendant, and it is Doctor Fate. And Doctor Fate is much loved, one of the senior members of the world of sorcerers.
Yes, you can stream Black Adam as long as you live in America. Best known for his seven years and four films as the super spy James Bond, Brosnan joined "Black Adam" in March 2021. Director Jaume Collet-Serra said he cast Brosnan because he needed a "special actor to play , basically, a legend. Doctor Fate is a very powerful being, so you need someone like Pierce who can play a powerful character without being excessive. " The director said Brosnan mirrors Doctor Fate's authority "in a very subtle way. I mean, he's one of the coolest people in the world - he was James Bond! But as a person, he is magnetic, so warm and with such gravitas.
In August, Brosnan revealed that he worked closely with Collet-Serra to design the film version of Doctor Fate's signature helmet and compared the character's bond with the object to drug addiction.
In addition to his admiration for Doctor Strange, Brosnan said he joined "Black Adam" for the strength of his story and the names involved in front of and behind the camera. Jaume Collet-Serra as director, Dwayne Johnson as "Black Adam". The cast. The story, the script, he said. "The script works on a lot of different levels, and I think it covers them very subtly and sometimes on the razor's edge culturally, politically, socially, and most importantly, in a great and fun way."
Last Wednesday the project long chased by Dawyne Johnson (or The Rock if you prefer) officially came to life with the world premiere of "Black Adam" in Time Square, New York. Immediately after, on the weekend just ended, there were two very different events.
A rumor constantly reported on the net in the months if not recent years took shape when someone (The Rock?) Leaked the post credit scene of "Black Adam", in which Superman was seen emerging from a cloud of dust and confront "Black Adam" by telling him.
Evidently the new CEO David Zaslav is really making a change of direction from his predecessors. Johnson added that Cavill's presence was important not only to "Black Adam" and the entire DC universe, but especially to the fans, because it was the step in the right direction.
The arrival on the big screen of "Black Adam" is less and less, the long-awaited blockbuster dedicated to the formidable anti-hero DC who for the occasion will have the face and muscles of Dwayne Johnson.
The star is currently engaged body and soul in promoting the film and in recent days has left more than one clue that would suggest the resounding return of Henry Cavill as Superman, an element that, as if that were not enough, has further contributed to raise the hype.
If many are now certain of the next (imminent?) Clash between the Man of Steel and "Black Adam", we have not yet had any official confirmation on when the latter will be able to engage in a duel with what will be his announced nemesis, Shazam . However, it is certain that sooner or later will occur, judging by the words of Dwayne Johnson himself.
The latter returned to what he had unveiled a few weeks ago, namely that Warner Bros. originally had strongly considered the development of a film that involved both "Black Adam" and Shazam, without going through the telling of their origin stories. An event that fortunately was thwarted by the insistence and foresight of the former wrestler.
I said we can't do it this way. We have to respect Shazam and his origin story. This must be a movie of him. We also respect "Black Adam", it has to be his own movie. Let's build their stories and then we can crossover, it will become reality.
The film "Black Adam" arrives this Wednesday, and while waiting to be able to discover it at the cinema, Warner Bros. unveiled a featurette but also an extract which are dedicated to the Justice Society of America.
"Black Adam" will make his DCEU debut this week, introducing the iconic Justice Society of America composed for the film by Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and finally Atom Smasher ( Noah Centineo).
Without a teaser (but a little anyway), a beautiful paper on the JSA will soon be arriving on DC Planet. The JSA or Justice Society of America was created in 1940 in the pages of All-Star Comics #3 by publisher Sheldon Mayer and screenwriter Gardner Fox. In addition to Hawkman, Dr Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone who will be found in the film, the JSA also welcomed (among others and in the comics) Alan Scott, Liberty Belle, Flash, Hourman, Judomaster, Martian Manhunter, Mister Terrific , Power Girl, Sandman, Stargirl or even Wildcat.
No. Black Adam will not be on Amazon Prime. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Dwayne The Rock Johnson's "Black Adam" will finally be released in theaters this Wednesday, October 19.
In the DC Universe, Kent Nelson, aka Doctor Fate, is a powerful wizard who, among other things, possesses the ability to see the future. Created in 1940 by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman, it is part of the Justice Society of America (JSA). In "Black Adam", the other members are Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo). Together they attempt to subdue Teth-Adam (Dwayne Johnson), who has been freed from his grave in Kahndaq after spending the last 5,000 years there.
I have often wondered who I would play if I was offered this kind of role, says Pierce Brosnan to La Presse during a telephone interview. I was very happy to find out that it was Doctor Fate. He is DC's most powerful wizard and one of its oldest characters. Its mythology appealed to me. And simply the joy of being immersed in that world on a daily basis while filming in Atlanta. Watching the film take shape and then wondering how it will end.
The actor emphasizes that a strong bond of friendship has been forged between his colleagues, particularly those of the JSA. I could be their father, even their grandfather There are many transitions in life and, as an actor, you constantly make them. But there are more meaningful moments that are visible and physically felt. As the dean of the group, I didn't really need to play. I am the age that I am, underlines Mr. Brosnan with serenity. Their joy and enthusiasm did me a lot of good. I wish them every possible success.
In the film, the friendship between Kent Nelson and Carter Hall, aka Hawkman, is also very strong. For me, this is one of the most interesting aspects of the story, says Brosnan. The relationship between these two men, who have known each other for ages, is powerful. It's hard to talk about it, because you shouldn't give too much away, but the fact that they know their destiny amplifies the love they have for each other.