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Geekery: ‘Black Adam’ Release Date and First Poster Revealed

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Nov 16

Black Adam has floated in and out of DC Extended Universe news for a few years – we now have a release date and a first look at the costume design of main character.

The project is being helmed by director Jaume Collet-Serra (The Commuter, The Shallows). The December 22nd date is the weekend after James Cameron’s unnamed Avatar sequel releases, which comes out on the 17th.  It’s a bold choice. Not sure how much audience overlap there will be, or if Avatar will be able to recapture its initial box office power.

Here’s the first look at Dwayne Johnson as the anti-hero and Shazam’s main nemesis. Given the character’s place in the DC universe we will probably be getting an Zachary Levi vs Dwayne Johnson movie at some point.


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The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.

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