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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

I haven't been paying much attention to this (mainly because Shazam bored the shit out of me), but I was surprised to see Dr. Fate and Hawkman in the trailer.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I haven't been paying much attention to this (mainly because Shazam bored the shit out of me), but I was surprised to see Dr. Fate and Hawkman in the trailer.
I was surprised to see any superheroes in this, let alone the JSA. Too bad we didn't see them earlier- would have been great had they brought them in for BvS...

I basically thought Black Adam was going to be a BA vs US Military type of thing- misunderstood hero/villain. Still might be.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

I hear test audiences loved Dr. Fate and hated Hawkman.
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I don’t think it has the right tone at all. The thing with Black Adam is that he’s a dictator and a villain and a ruler, kind like Doctor Doom. He’s fair to his people but hates the outside world. The only reason he’s sided with the heroes is out of necessity and to protect his kingdom.

It feels that in the Rock’s film they are trying to make him a misunderstood person who’s suffered by being a slave and losing his child (neither of these things are from the comics).

The Rock looks the part but I fear he has too much control over the project that it is not executed well
I think it was Geoff Johns in JSA who retconned Adam's origins so that his family was murdered, he got revenge, and that's why he was stripped of his powers (they also made him an anti-hero instead of the almost absolute villain he was before this). I haven't seen enough of the trailer to know about the being a slave part but the losing his family is a theme (he loses his modern day family during the "52" event (not the new 52).

Fate and Hawkman have ties to the early Kandaq/Egypt period that Black Adam originated from and Atom Smasher has ties to Black Adam as well, so at least whoever wrote this did their research.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

I’m a huge JSA fan so I’ll see this, but the Rock doesn’t do much for me. His acting limits are pretty stark.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

Cool Trailer.

Always been a HUGE Black Adam fan and was made an even bigger fan during the New 52 when they made him a Brutal Anti-Hero. None of this, we don't kill villains shit with Black Adam. Hell, even Hawkman, who is another one of my favorite Brutal Heroes is a Skull Cracker who doesn't play with Villains. So it's kinda funny having Hawkman say we don't kill...You sure about that Hawkman?

Anyway, I've i'm honest. I truly looking forward to Brosnan/ Dr Fate the most with BA and HM a close second. Dr Fate is awesome and even in the little we've seen it seems Bronsnan is going to give him a gravitas and maturity needed to portray the character

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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

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I hear test audiences loved Dr. Fate and hated Hawkman.
Shit. I mean love that Dr Fate is testing well. But sad that Hawkman isn't... based on the new trailer, I wonder if they made him all pacifist and shit for the whole film.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I hear test audiences loved Dr. Fate and hated Hawkman.
Which is weird, if true, because Aldois Hodge is charismatic as hell. Maybe it is a poorly written character.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

I hope we'll get to see some sort of Dr. Fate limited TV series for HBO Max. Love Brosnan.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

Yeah I have a feeling Dr Fate is gonna steal the film and generate demand for his own film or series.
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Which would be amazing. But also considering he's kind of DC's parallel to Strange, fitting.

I have no idea how good this movie is going to be but if, of all things, Black Adam and the JSA become the cornerstone of a cinematic universe that Superman and the JLA couldn't hold down, that would be kind of awesome. I kind of doubt it but I'm all in for DC actually turning things around.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

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Shit. I mean love that Dr Fate is testing well. But sad that Hawkman isn't... based on the new trailer, I wonder if they made him all pacifist and shit for the whole film.
Hawkman's character arc is what they most hated about him from what I understand. This is not comic book Hawkman and really a wholesale creation of Hollywood.

Dr. Fate is being positioned something like Dr. Strange is for Marvel.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

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Hawkman's character arc is what they most hated about him from what I understand. This is not comic book Hawkman and really a wholesale creation of Hollywood.

Dr. Fate is being positioned something like Dr. Strange is for Marvel.
Where'd you hear this?
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

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Hawkman's character arc is what they most hated about him from what I understand. This is not comic book Hawkman and really a wholesale creation of Hollywood.

Dr. Fate is being positioned something like Dr. Strange is for Marvel.
He was always DC's version of Doctor Strange. If they do a solo film with Brosnan in the lead I'm so in.
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Where'd you hear this?
He's the Phantom Stranger...
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Old 06-10-22, 11:27 AM
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He's the Phantom Stranger...
Heís good friends with Nabu.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
He was always DC's version of Doctor Strange. If they do a solo film with Brosnan in the lead I'm so in.
Dr. Fate predates Dr. Strange by about 25 years

Other than the similar names, they are entirely different characters as well.
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Dr. Fate predates Dr. Strange by about 25 years

Other than the similar names, they are entirely different characters as well.
Yeah, that's what I meant.
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Dr. Fate predates Dr. Strange by about 25 years

Other than the similar names, they are entirely different characters as well.
Of course they are different characters, but both are basically the deus ex machina magic options of their respective companies.
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Of course they are different characters, but both are basically the deus ex machina magic options of their respective companies.
Agreed in that both are ridiculously overpowered and said powers are always nebulously defined (the so-called "Omni-Power" from superhero RPGs), which makes them difficult to write and often better off as supporting characters than leads. But that's as far as the similarities go, other than the names of course.
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DJ gave everyone who attended the Black Adam panel a free a ticket to see the movie in IMAX. 6000 plus. Hall H is extremely high demand. Many camped out overnight.

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Everything I’ve seen still doesn’t get me all they hyped about this one. Of course I don’t know much at all about this character.
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I don’t know why, but I have a feeling the movie is going to flop.
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Re: Black Adam (2022, D: Collet-Serra) -- S: Dwayne Johnson

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I donít know why, but I have a feeling the movie is going to flop.
Eh, Dwayne Johnson has enough juice for this to probably break even, one way or another.
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