Black Adam was supposed to change the hierarchy of the DC Universe. Instead, it tanked with critics and couldn’t conjure enough magic at the box office to earn a sequel.
Thus, it appears the Rock’s long awaited appearance as the anti-hero is a one and done. Frankly, that kind of sucks because Black Adam is an entertaining movie. It’s a flawed one, to be sure, but watching the titular hero mow down bad guys is a hell of a lot of fun.
Throw in an exceptional Pierce Brosnan portrayal of Dr. Fate, as well as a more than capable Hawkman adaptation (played by Aldis Hodge), and the groundwork for a bigger, better sequel was laid.
Alas, it is not meant to be. Grossing just $392.6 million on a budget north of $200 million, Black Adam couldn’t prove its worth to the new DC higher ups. Bummer.
Now, sit back, electrify your taste buds with a Black Butte Porter from Deschutes, and tell them the man in black sent you! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Chumpzilla, Capt. Cash, and Bling Blake are rallying Kahndaq to fight the undead army of Sabbac!
This Week’s Segments:
- Introduction/Plot Breakdown – The world needed a hero. It got Black Adam. The time of heroes is over! (00:00)
- Lingering Questions – We bid a fond farewell to Hop Nation USA, and then we discuss how badass it would’ve been to see Superman throw down with the Rock. (35:59)
- The “Teth-Adam” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast wins a battle royal against Amanda Waller’s goons, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the movie. (1:06:54)
- Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue “Hops and Massive 2022 Flops,” with a tale of bloody, Viking revenge, The Northman! (1:18:52)