The weekend is almost here and we’ll be spending it putting together our gift guides which launch next week! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased the release of his film Black Adam.The teaser is drawn by Jim Lee and BossLogic with the date ofDecember 22, 2021. Lee’s image has the character looking much more like Johnson than his regular comic depiction. The film has been in production, with Johnson attached for years and pre-dated Shazam.
Black Adam is a nemesis of Shazam whose film was a moderate hit for DC Comics and Warner Bros. A sequel is being worked on for that movie.
In the post, Johnson said:
The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️
It’s an almost given that Shazam and Black Adam will meet in a future film after Johnson’s debut film.
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Black Adams enters the “Year of the Villain” fray in Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1! Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman, Shazam! invades Black Adam’s kingdom. His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler, Billy Batson! What happens when an Apex Lex-powered Black Adam faces off against a Batman Who Laughs-infected Shazam!?
Shazam! is a success, over-performing expectations with an opening of $53.5 million domestically (plus $3.3 million from previews), $102.3 internationally, for a worldwide total of $159.1 million on a budget of just $100 million. And with success comes sequels!
The Wrap is reporting that the writer of the first film, Henry Gayden, has been tapped to pen the sequel for the film. David F. Sandberg and Peter Safran are also also expected to return. Sanderg directed the first film while Safran was the producer.
Currently it’s unknown exactly what the plan is for a sequel or a time frame. Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is set to film next year. Black Adam is a classic villain from Shazam! and Johnson was an executive producer on the first film. It’s expected the two characters will clash at some point but one of the post film scenes hints at another classic villain to come.
Black Adam comes to Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective with this Previews Exclusive figure!
Each figure features intricate tailored costuming, over 30 points of articulation, character-specific accessories (including multiple pairs of variant hands), a character-specific display base and collector’s tin!
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The Secret History of Comics debuted last night with the history of Marvel Comics. What’d you think? Did you watch it? While you go to seek that out, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Knight Models has revealed their December releases for the DC Universe Miniature Game and the Batman Miniature Game.
The DC Universe Miniature Game is a recent release and “reskin” of the Marvel Universe Miniature Game which they’ve dubbed the “Super Hero Universe.” It’s first released featured Batman v Superman versions of DC’s trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The three get some new villains to battle in the forms of Lex Luthor in his Warsuit and Black Adam.
The crimson archer, Arsenal; Shazam’s deadly foe, Black Adam; and the alternate reality Red Son Superman all leap off the panel as Diamond Comic Distributors and Mezco present three Previews Exclusive One:12 Collective DC Action Figures.
These striking figures feature over thirty points of articulation, character-specific accessories, and intricate sculptural work that crease a seamless blend of timeless icons with “real world” looks. Fans and collectors won’t want to miss these iconic DC characters decorating their shelves as Mezco continues the line started by PX Reverse Flash Action Figure, releasing January 2017.
All three PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the December issue of Diamond’s Previews catalog. Each carry a suggested retail price of $80.00, and are scheduled for release in July 2017.
One:12 Collective DC PX Black Adam AF (AUG168741)
One:12 Collective DC PX Arsenal AF (AUG168742)
One:12 Collective DC PX Superman Red Son AF (AUG168743)
Fans can pre-order their own One:12 Collective DC Action Figures at their local comic book specialty shop to ensure they get these exquisite figures.
After months of speculation, Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has stated on Twitter that he’ll be playing Black Adam in some future DC Comics/Warner Bros. movie (likely Shazam, but not exactly confirmed….). We’re awaiting an official statement.