Black Adam (film)

2022 film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Black Adam is a 2022 American superhero film about Black Adam, who after nearly 5,000 years was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods and imprisoned, is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. It is a spin-off to 2019's Shazam! and is the eleventh installment in the DC Extended Universe.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, based on the DC Comics character of the same name.
Power born from rage.(taglines)
  • I was a slave until I died. Then I was reborn a god. I kneel before no one.
  • Five thousand years ago, Kahndaq was a melting pot of cultures, wealth, power and magic. But most of us had nothing, except for the chains around our necks. Kahndaq needed a hero... instead, they got me. I did what needed to be done, and they imprisoned me for it. Now, five thousand years later, I am free. And I give you my word: no one will ever stop me again.
  • I have a knack for destroying bullies. But there are some who think I need help: Hawkman, Dr Fate, and their new recruits Cyclone and Atom Smasher. They call themselves the Justice Society, an organization that believes in fighting for truth and justice. Well, I'm going to teach them, the only beliefs I fight for are mine. Welcome to truth, justice and the Black Adam way!
  • [being hit by bullets] Your magic is weak.
  • My powers are not a gift from the wizards, but a curse. Born out of rage.
  • I never said I was a hero.
  • I don't waste words on the dead.
  • I'm no hero.
  • I've learned that in this modern world, we shouldn't hurt our prisoners. We should treat them with dignity, respect. Let’s start with just one simple question. Can either of you fly?
  • Prove your strength. Destroy your enemy and all he cares about. Make him beg for mercy, but deny it until his final breath.
  • Tell them the Man in Black sent you.
  • This loose cannon needs to be locked down before innocent people start getting hurt.
  • You find us a cell that can hold him, we'll take care of the rest.
  • In this world, there are heroes and there are villains. Heroes don't kill people.
  • A bad plan is better than no plan at all.
  • We're the Justice Society. Our mission is to protect global stability. We're here to restore peace to Kahndaq. And we will use force if necessary.
  • You believe you are not worthy. But Fate does not make mistakes.
  • My vision has shown me the future.
  • You have two paths. You can be the destroyer of this world. Or you could be its savior.
  • When you've seen as many futures as I have, you cease to believe in absolutes.
  • There's no point in dwelling in the past. It's already moved on from you.
  • What have your powers ever given you? Nothing but heartache.
  • The battle you're meant to fight is upon us.
  • I go big. It's what I do.
  • I didn't bring a passport.
  • I just got goosebumps.
  • He caught a rocket.
  • Sometimes the world doesn't always need a white knight. Sometimes it needs something a little darker.
  • You like to split the world into good and bad but that’s easy to do when you’re the one drawing the line.
  • You didn't come here to seek justice. You came to exact revenge.
  • Your thoughts are better spent on the things you can change, not those you can't.
  • It's his darkness that lets him do what heroes cannot.
  • I'm the last living descendant of King Ahk-Ton the Great. And you have just given me everything I need to become the next... King of Kahndaq. My family passed the knowledge on, you know, one to the next. The crown, crafted by our ancestors, stolen by the wizards and hidden away. But still a source of great power, if only we can wield it.
  • Death is the only path to life.
  • Let the fate of Kahndaq be decided by a true battle of champions.
  • Before a world of heroes and villains, one power ruled it all: Black Adam.
  • He's been asleep for 5,000 years.


Hawkman: We're here to negotiate the terms your peaceful surrender.
Black Adam: I'm not peaceful. Nor do I surrender.

Hawkman: We only use force when necessary!
Black Adam: Force is always necessary.

Hawkman: You better not drop those prisoners.
Black Adam: I'm not going to drop them. I'm going to drop one of them.

Amanda Waller: Okay, Black Adam. My name is Amanda Waller. Congratulations, you have my attention. This is gonna be your only warning. You don't want to stay in my prison, that’s fine. Kahndaq is your prison now. You step one foot ouside of it, you will not live to regret it.
Black Adam: There's no one on this planet that can stop me.
Amanda Waller: I can call in a favor and send people who aren't from this planet.
Black Adam: Send them all.
Amanda Waller: As you wish.
[Black Adam destroys the communicator with his lighting powers]
Superman: It's been a while since anyone's made the world this nervous... [reveals himself] Black Adam. We should talk.


  • The world needed a hero. It got Black Adam.
  • Power born from rage.
  • The time of heroes is over.


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