Even though Dwayne Johnson may have broken into the superhero film genre by landing the lead role in DC’s “Black Adam,” it appears like Warner Bros., the studio that is responsible for producing the film, is going to suffer a loss of up to $100 million. Variety published an article about the news. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie has made $384.6 million worldwide despite having an estimated budget of $195 million. This budget, however, does not take into account the expenditures of marketing and production, which are estimated to be between $80 and $100 million. When the reduction from theatres is factored in, it appears that WB is going to suffer a significant financial loss as a result of the picture. Johnson was successful in rearranging the power structure of the DC Universe, but it was obvious that he was unable to leverage the huge star power he possessed to ensure the financial success of the picture.
Johnson takes on the character of Teth-Adam, also known as Black Adam, in the film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Teth-Adam is an ancient antihero who once resided in a mythical North African nation some 5000 years ago and has now been reawakened. He is a sworn adversary of Shazam, and it is anticipated that he will also compete against Superman. Initially, it had been planned for Johnson to play the role alongside Zachary Levi in the upcoming movie “Shazam!,” but it was ultimately decided that the character would benefit more from having their own film.
In addition to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the film also stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan. The cast is full of renowned actors and actresses.
In the post-credits scene, Henry Cavill reprises his role as Superman, indicating that his interpretation of the Man of Steel has not been killed off just yet.
You may also be interested in reading our review of the movie “Black Adam,” which discusses how despite its exciting action sequences, the film’s storyline isn’t very good.
Critical response for “Black Adam” was all over the place. According to WION’s evaluation, “The writing of “Black Adam” is the film’s greatest flaw and limiting factor. It is a fairly predictable and cliched origin story of a superhero (or more correctly, an antihero), and it contains almost no shocks at all. It appears to be a retread of any number of superhero movies that have been released in the past decade or so. In addition to this, it is excruciatingly predictable and makes very little effort to innovate in any significant way. If you are hoping for something new or interesting to happen in the story, you are going to have to search elsewhere.”