An Introduction to ‘Black Adam’: The Good, the Bad, and the Mighty in DC Universe’s Anti-hero Film

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GLOBAL RELEASE—A new era in the DC Universe has begun with the introduction of Black Adam and The Justice Society in Warner Bros.’ epic superhero adventure Black Adam, opening in cinemas and IMAX across the Philippines in October.  

Here’s a rundown of the upcoming film’s fan-favorite characters as they make their big-screen debut in the highly anticipated blockbuster

Teth-Adam / Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson)

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Hailed as the slave who became Champion, the mortal slave Teth-Adam was bestowed the powers of the gods. Using his powers for vengeance, he was entombed, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years later, Black Adam is freed from his imprisonment and finds his unique form of justice challenged by modern day heroes in the form of the Justice Society.  

Carter Hall / Hawkman (Aldis Hodge)

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With a suit constructed of gravity-defying Nth metal, Hawkman combines his physical prowess with a strong sense of morality. Instilling years of knowledge and experience into the younger members of the burgeoning Justice Society, the man known as Carter Hall fights to protect global stability–and he won’t let anything or anyone, including Black Adam, stand in his way.

Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan)

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Upon wearing the ancient alien golden Helmet of Fate, Kent Nelson transforms from kindly academic into the sorcerer Doctor Fate. One of the founding members of The Justice Society, Doctor Fate is able to use his powers to wield magic, conjure illusions, and see the future. 

Al Rothstein / Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo)

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As one of the newest recruits of The Justice Society, 20-year-old Al Rothstein can transform his molecular structure to grow in size to towering heights, allowing him to become the superhero Atom Smasher. What he lacks in experience, Atom Smasher makes up for with brute force and a disarming and seemingly endless well of youthful optimism.

Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell)

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After being subjected to nanotechnology experimentation by evil scientists, at just 19 Maxine Hunkel is a force of nature—literally—with the ability to control the wind with her mind. As the superhero Cyclone, she brings a social justice, attitude, and a unique power set to The Justice Society.

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In the Philippines, Black Adam opens on October 19, distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.  Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #BlackAdam