After literal years of anticipation, Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is almost here! Tickets for the film went on sale today and are available now. This is one of the biggest films of the year and Johnson’s passion for the character is reflected by the fact that he’s taken film promo to new levels. The Rock has wanted to bring this character to life for a long time and it’s finally happening.
Johnson tweeted the official ticket sale announcement from his personal account, including a fun little video clip. The trailers have looked great so far and now that we’re three weeks away from the film’s premiere, I fully expect the marketing campaign to hit full throttle.
In addition to the formal announcement by Johnson, Fandango also posted a great exclusive interview with the cast of the film, including Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Quintessa Swindell and Noah Centineo. In the interview, the cast talks about the conflict between the Justice Society of America and Black Adam, and Johnson says that the JSA wants to put Black Adam down. He also says that it was important for them to pay homage to the comic mythology of the characters.
Check out the Fandango interview below and get your tickets for Black Adam, premiering October 21 exclusively in theaters!
THE WORLD NEEDED A HERO… IT GOT BLACK ADAM
From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action adventure “Black Adam.” The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”).
In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed and Black Adam has gone from man, to myth, to legend. Now released, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.
Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge (“City on a Hill,” “One Night in Miami”) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (“Sex/Life,” “Rush Hour 3”), Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Mummy”), Quintessa Swindell (“Voyagers,” “Trinkets”) as Cyclone, Mo Amer (“Mo,” “Ramy”), Bodhi Sabongui (“A Million Little Things”), and Pierce Brosnan (the “Mamma Mia!” and James Bond franchises) as Dr. Fate.
Collet-Serra directed from a screenplay written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, based on characters from DC, based on characters created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The film’s producers are Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Chris Pan, Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Geoff Johns, Eric McLeod and Scott Sheldon executive producing.
The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Lawrence Sher (“Joker”), production designer Tom Meyer (“Real Steel”), editors Mike Sale (“Red Notice,” “Skyscraper”) and John Lee (“Anyone Home?”), costume designers Kurt and Bart (“Deadpool 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2”), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer (“Life of Pi,” “Wonder Woman”), and composer Lorne Balfe (“Black Widow”).
New Line Cinema Presents a Seven Bucks/Flynn Co. Production, A Jaume Collet-Serra Film, “Black Adam,” smashing into theaters and IMAX internationally beginning 19 October 2022, in North America on October 21, 2022. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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