‘Black Adam’ Was Originally R-Rated Thanks To 10 Violent Kill Scenes
— 18 October 2022

‘Black Adam’ Was Originally R-Rated Thanks To 10 Violent Kill Scenes

— 18 October 2022
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

After so much goddamn talk about shifting the DC Universe’s power dynamic, Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, and Pierce Brosnan is finally hitting theatres this week. And already, there’s been considerable chatter surrounding the high-octane action featured in this Shazam! spin-off. But would you believe despite we’re still getting a watered down version?

“We really wanted to make sure that we honoured the character [portrayed by Dwayne Johnson],” producer Hiram Garcia told Collider.

“One of the things he’s known for is his aggression and violence, and to do a Black Adam movie that didn’t have that just wouldn’t have been authentic. So we always went into this knowing that we were going to push it as far as we did.”

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Fellow producer Beau Flynn added: “It took four rounds [with the MPA], and [the movie] just got the PG-13, I think, maybe four or five weeks ago.”

“There are some great moments when Black Adam is in the fly bike chase sequence and drops one of the gang soldiers. Then there’s this great moment where the truck bounces over the body. But those are moments that you need and remember in these movies, you know what I mean?”

“You can’t play it safe, and you have to go for it. And I think we have four or five of those. At one point we had about ten, and we were able to find some compromise with the MPA on that.”

Black Adam has been directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax, Non-Stop, Jungle Cruise) and written in collaboration by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani — catch it in theatres from October 20th here in Australia.

Now check out some early reactions below.

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Black Adam Early Reactions

Black Adam Plot Synopsis

After nearly five thousand years of imprisonment, Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson), an antihero from the ancient city of Kahndaq, is unleashed into modern times. His brute tactics and way of justice attract the attention of the Justice Society of America, who tries to stop his rampage, teach him how to be a hero more than a villain, and must team up to stop a force more powerful than Adam himself.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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