Superhero movies have dominated the big screen for over a decade now. If it wasn’t for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or some bold moves by Kevin Feige, big-screen viewing would be very different today. That said, it’s all going a little stale now. Who really wishes to see the same old hero origin story again and again? Definitely not me. This is why Black Adam feels like a slight remiss I need at this moment. The DCEU anti-hero is the kind of divergence in the genre that we all need right now. A hero that we can’t really relate to, but can still understand.

Putting this out there as it is, the DCEU has not been able to put up a fight when it comes to building upon the incredible myth of its mighty heroes. While Batman, Superman, and the others have had makeovers and reworkings throughout the past 50 years, when it comes to making them a part of a whole – both producers and filmmakers have failed to swell up the magic that the MCU has been able to build. While both the franchises are toothless if you ask me, DC has been waiting for a long time to bring a hero to the foreground that really stands a-tall in the mess that the others have created.

While the rivalry is always going to be there, one can’t deny the fact that when it comes to getting A-listers to stars in their movies, DC has been a champion. On the same grounds, Black Adam, which stars Dwayne ‘The Rock Johnson – one of the biggest and most popular stars on the planet, is about to be unleashed and the world – be it the superhero fans or otherwise, has been waiting for it with batted eyes.

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The official synopsis of Black Adam reads, “Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world,” and since the origin of the DC antihero has been requested by the internet for quite some time, it will be incredible to finally see what they come up with.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Known for ‘Jungle Cruise’, ‘The Shallows’, Non-Stop, and Orphan), the movie also stars Sarah Shahi, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, Odelya Halvei & Viola Davis who will be reviving her role as Amanda Waller (last seen in The Suicide Squad).

Where to Watch and Stream ‘Black Adam’ Online?

As of now, the only way to watch Black Adam is in a movie theatre. Warner Bros will be releasing the story of DCEU’s first anti-hero in movie theatres worldwide on October 21st, 2022 (with special pre-screenings on October 20th in major parts of the world). To book a ticket, or to find what theatres are playing it near you, please visit the Black Adam official website or Fandango.

As far as streaming is concerned, WB hasn’t decided or announced any date yet. However, we can expect the movie to eventually land on HBO Max. As to when that would be is still something to look forward to. Since Warner Bros recently denounced their 45 days to stream after landing on the theatre deal, which is something The Batman & Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – the other studio titles followed, the earliest we can anticipate the Black Adam to land online is late December.


Black Adam is now available for Rent/Buy on Apple TV, VUDU, Amazon, Microsoft, and AMC Streaming Platform.

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