Black Adam arrives on HBO Max on December 16


DC’s Black Adam will be available to stream on HBO Max starting December 16, according to a tweet from the network. You can check out our roundup of reviews for the superhero movie here.

Black Adam, for the DC Cinematic Universe, is a bit like Marvel’s Deadpool: an unknown character who made it to the big screen thanks to the championing of a renowned actor. The film serves as Black Adam’s origin story and introduces the Justice Society of America, a group of heroes that predate the Justice League. Dwayne Johnson stars as the anti-hero and is joined by Pierce Brosnan, Viola Davis (reprising her role as Amanda Waller), Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge and Quintessa Swindell.

In October, the film grossed $67 million in the United States, making it the biggest opening of all time for a Johnson solo film. The film earned many more millions in international markets for a global opening weekend start of $140 million.

Earlier this month, there was a dispute in the press when Black Adam was initially reported to be a theatrical flop. According to Variety, the film, which cost $195 million to produce, then $100 million in marketing, could lose up to $100 million from its theatrical run. Later, Term reported that the film will make a profit, which Johnson also confirmed and echoed.

Elsewhere in the DC Cinematic Universe, Wonder Woman 3 has been reported not moving forward in its current form. James Gunn, an executive and co-head of DC Studios, clarified that plans are changing, but they will soon become clearer when a comprehensive plan for the DCU is presented to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav sometime next week.

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