DC’s most awaited anti-hero, Black Adam Trailer dropped recently, and fans have mixed reactions. The project was announced decades ago with Dwayne Johnson playing the titular role, Black Adam. It is a Shazam! spin-off movie will show audiences the Kahndaq warrior being pitted against the demonic entity Sabbac. The trailer also introduces the DCEU version of the Justice Society of America (JSA) members Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone.
The hype killed the Black Adam
The Black Adam project took almost 10 years in the making. The trailer offered a strange and beguiling mix of the modern and ancient world, with Pierce Brosnan making an appearance as Doctor Fate. Now it seems like it could not get the reception that it actually would have got before. Some of the Fan’s reactions are mentioned below.
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I see new trailers for Thor and Black Adam and just wondering if anyone really cares about superhero movies anymore?— Mid (@jaimeemadrid) June 8, 2022
I feel the hype has passed
The Black Adam trailer didn’t grip me. That’s not a slight on the movie;— Snyder Cut Fan (@snydercutfan) June 8, 2022
I’m finding recently studios are so afraid of giving anything away that trailers are just highlight reels of action shots
I miss the days where the trailer told a story pic.twitter.com/j5hyj5tCJH
The black Adam trailer made me lose the little excitement I had for the movie. pic.twitter.com/AwsZaxWmSG— Mo 🤖 (@ShaikhMoJr) June 8, 2022
The Rock seemed flat as Black Adam to some fans
Starring Dwayne Johnson, a professional wrestler-and-Hollywood superstar as the powerful anti-hero seemed a little bland for the audience to digest on screen. Earlier Johnson was supposed to enter the DC universe as Black Adam in 2019’s Shazam. But his role, however, was scrapped when the spinoff for his character was greenlit for a solo Black Adam movie.
La roca para Black Adam… pic.twitter.com/hGVDgE36RF— Chepestevens (@chepestv) June 8, 2022
Movie looks dope but dislike how they did black adam himself. Mans doesn’t even have an accent????? https://t.co/GJpAxAgbjO— huann (@Huann_15) June 8, 2022
Seems like fans did not like the Black Adam music as well
The music choice for Black Adam trailer feels like they're trying too hard to go for a Black Panther/Miles Morales Vibe but it doesn't match the character. The Marketing execs at @WBHomeEnt must have saw the word Black and said Put some "Ethnic rap music in it" they'll love it pic.twitter.com/fAIXo2dl4z— 🇵🇷🎮Failed Pyromancer 🎮🇩🇴 (@pyromanc4) June 8, 2022
DC Fans still demanding Snyderverse
Being a spin-off of Shazam, Black Adam is the eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Long-delayed by the pandemic, this origin story of the DC’s new antihero Black Adam is now ready to be told.
Is it a ripoff of Black Panther?
*Pardon my wack editing*— eX ⏳ PRoCRaSTiNaTor (@Blueremmmy) June 8, 2022
Was i the only one who noticed similarities between Black Adam & Black Panther? pic.twitter.com/Ux8OJuclLN
Helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra, The Black Adam has a huge cast with Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. Some of the other actors are Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, Bodhi Sabongui, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu, with the villainous group, Intergang will also appear in the film.
Black Adam is set to release in theatres on 21 October 2022