Dwayne Johnson Reveals Best Look at His Black Adam Movie Villain

Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock
By Russ Milheim

Next year will see one of Hollywood's biggest stars have their dream project come true: Black Adam. Dwayne Johnson will finally embody the anti-hero he's always wanted to bring to life. He'll also be joined by the likes of Pierce Brosnan's Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge's Hawkman, and Noah Centineo's Atom Smasher––among many more.

After the success of Zachary Levi's Shazam!, it was only a matter of time before The Rock's baby was born. Having finished production earlier this year, the movie showed its first footage at DC FanDome, which was met with high praise.

The footage showed just how brutal the ruler of Khandaq will be, having fried the flesh off of mercenaries' bones. It seems that after The Suicide Squad, and now with Black Adam, Warner Bros. is embracing some of the more intense aspects of DC lore.

For those wanting to see more of Teth-Adam, Total Film has it covered.

The Rock's Black Adam Is Here

Dwayne Johnson revealed the upcoming cover for the next issue of Total Film on his Twitter, featuring his upcoming DC anti-hero Black Adam in full costume.

Alongside the image, the actor also included this quote from the character:

"The world needed a hero, instead it got me."

The Rock mentioned how the magazine will share "[his] 10 year journey of bringing the Khandaq disrupter to the big screen."

The cover can be seen below:

The Rock, DC, Black Adam
Total Film

 

Black Adam Arrives in the DCEU

Fans saw the Black Adam costume for the first time during DC FanDome, but it doesn't make seeing it on the front of a magazine cover any less mesmerizing. 

Something that becomes glaringly clear here is how dirty the lightning logo seems to be. Is this a product of the character having potentially been inactive for so long?

It could also be a way for the film to visually show a thematic change in Black Adam, as he probably starts off at a lower point, both in strength and morals. As the movie goes on, Teth-Adam will potentially develop and learn important lessons, and his costume could become more pristine. The state of his costume could also simply signify his power levels.

Either way, hopefully, by the end of the story, the anti-hero's outfit will be as crisp and immaculate as possible.

Black Adam hits theaters on July 29, 2022.

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