Black Adam director says that the Dwayne Johnson starrer is not a typical superhero origin story

    Black Adam director says that the Dwayne Johnson starrer is not a typical superhero origin story

    According to director Jaume Collet-Serra, the obscurity of the antihero among general audiences helped to subvert the usual origin story cliches.

    Black Adam director says that the Dwayne Johnson starrer is not a typical superhero origin story

    New Line Cinema has been trying to make the Back Adam movie for nearly a decade and Dwayne Johnson has been attached to the project for nearly as long as the success of 2019 Shazam! finally helped the project enter full production in 2021.

    The movie will hit theaters in October, the movie will focus on Teth-Adam a slave living in the city of Kahndaq who gets the superpowers from the wizard Shazam.

    The movie will also introduce The Justice Society of America an alternative version of The Justice League that consists of different members like Atom Samsher, Hawkman, and Doctor Fate.

    Initially, the character was introduced as the archnemesis of Shazam but in recent times the character is more of an antihero.

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    In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the director talked about how the relative anonymity of Black Adam among mainstream audiences helped the movie be different from typical superhero origin stories.

    "It’s not your typical superhero movie where a guy wants to be a superhero and gets the powers, and then you spend 50 minutes trying to figure out how the powers work. This is a movie where you introduce Black Adam right away, and then throughout the movie you slowly peel back the onion and reveal what happened."

    This makes sense as Black Adam is the opposite of Shazam, so when Billy Batson had a typical superhero origin story where he discovered how to use his powers and help others, Adam uses his powers for his own self-interest.

    The cast of the movie includes Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

    Black Adam will hit theaters on October 21, 2022.