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Black Adam (2022) Teaser


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Argyle King

Legend
I'll be disappointed if there's not a point in the movie when Shazam attempts to say his name and the response is "it doesn't matter what your name is!"
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
I hope the shadows are just for the one scene, but yes it looks a spectacle

and is the movie presenting a bad guy protagonist?
 




Rabulias

Hero
This video has some more behind the scenes stuff (including what looks like some production artwork) before the trailer:

Cool casting stuff here:
Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate! Aldis Hodge as Hawkman!
 


Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
He’s a bad guy in the comics, isn’t he?

Yep, he's essentially Shazam's nemesis (they have very similar costumes). Now, he's sometimes helped the good guys, but I think ever supervillain has worked with the good guys sometimes. Even Joker helped Batman beat evil Superman!
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Yep, he's essentially Shazam's nemesis (they have very similar costumes). Now, he's sometimes helped the good guys, but I think ever supervillain has worked with the good guys sometimes. Even Joker helped Batman beat evil Superman!

Its a little more complicated though since he started as Khem-Adam the hero of Kahndaq channeling the powers of the Egyptian pantheon. He was noted then as just and decent in the service of the Egyptian pharoah, but his turn came when he returned home to Kahndaq and discovered that his homeland had been razed and his family murdered. That incident turned him to vengeance and a sense of "eye for an eye' justice where he is judge and executioner. He then took over the country as a tyrant and began a campaign of conquest,however he was defeated by a coalition of enemies and locked in a tomb for millenia.
Black Adam believes himself a beacon of justice (an eye for an eye) and to also be the most suitable person to lead all humanity. As such he is convinced that any action he takes is necessary for the greater good.
 

Urriak Uruk

Debate fuels my Fire
Its a little more complicated though since he started as Khem-Adam the hero of Kahndaq channeling the powers of the Egyptian pantheon. He was noted then as just and decent in the service of the Egyptian pharoah, but his turn came when he returned home to Kahndaq and discovered that his homeland had been razed and his family murdered. That incident turned him to vengeance and a sense of "eye for an eye' justice where he is judge and executioner. He then took over the country as a tyrant and began a campaign of conquest,however he was defeated by a coalition of enemies and locked in a tomb for millenia.
Black Adam believes himself a beacon of justice (an eye for an eye) and to also be the most suitable person to lead all humanity. As such he is convinced that any action he takes is necessary for the greater good.

True true. But there are few villains who actually know they are villains. Most villains justify their own actions in their head.

Poison Ivy is an environmentalist, and Mr. Freeze wants to save his frozen wife. But they do a lot of murders!
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
The term you are looking for is anti-hero.

Er.. maybe?

An anti-hero is a hero who lacks typical heroic qualities, especially in a moral or ethical sense. Early Wolverine, typically found seeking heroic ends, but rather willing to kill to accomplish those ends, is an example. Deadpool in the movies fits this, as well.

This is separate from having an outright villain be the main character of the piece - the Joker movie is an example of this. Deadpool in many of his comics fits here, as his goals aren't always good, and he kills often enough to fall out of the hero category. When Darth Vader is in his own comics, he's a villain protagonist, rather than an anti-hero. Outside of comics, The Godfather, and Goodfellas have villain protagonists.

Magneto and Prince Namor flip-flop between the two states.
 

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