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Showing posts with label Black Adam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Black Adam. Show all posts

Jun 29, 2023

Gunn Shuts Down Hawkman Spin-Off Plans

   A rather depressing article from a site called The Direct came out today. In an article titled "Black Adam 2: Did DC Cancel Dwayne Johnson's Sequel Plan?" (the answer is yes) by Nathan Johnson, we see the details of what Johnson had planned and also the tidbit again about some plans for a Hawkman spinoff. 

Jun 23, 2023

Positive Fan Reviews of Black Adam

    Most of the "critics" and some spoiled produce site has bashed the movie since it came out in October 2022. But for many DC Comics fans, the movie did have some positive things that promised a lot that hopefully Warner Bros will deliver one day.  The movie did have its problems, of course. It wasn't the perfect superhero movie, not by a long shot. But some fans remain upbeat about it. I gathered some comments together from the members and followers of Hawkworld on Facebook and Twitter. If you haven't seen the movie yet, maybe some positive views about the movie will encourage you to go see it. Personally, Black Adam gave us our first live active movie version of Hawkman, so it will always have a special place. 

Fan Comments are below! Post your positive comment and I'll add it! 

Jun 21, 2023

Hawkman in Black Adam: 5 Top Powers of the DC Superhero

 

   SK Pop's Adrita Roy Chowdhury put out an article today on Hawkman's Top Five Powers that we see in the Black Adam movie! The list was pretty spot on and covers Hawkman pretty well. The top five are as follows:

Jun 20, 2023

DC Movies Ranked Worst to Best (24SSports)

   

   It's not often that we get a fairly positive review of Black Adam, but this writer for 24SSports had Black Adam ranked higher than I expected, so I was pleasantly surprised. No, Black Adam is not a perfect movie. It definitely had its problems and could have done without some things (Heroes don't kill, Skateboard kid, Snacks, etc.) but it did introduce a lot of new things to the DCU; Hawkman, the Justice Society, Nth metal ship, Hawkman's estate, potential for Isis and Hawkgirl, etc. Not to mention the first ever silver screen version of Hawkman. Finally. Personally, I would love to have a copy of the movie that cuts out the skateboard kid and the needlessly long prison breakout scene. But in my humble opinion, it's not as bad as many make it out to be. Yes, it came up short of $400 million worldwide. WB did very little marketing for it. China banned it. There was absolutely nothing where I live in Japan. Not even in the theater where the movie was being shown. Whatever the reasons, Warner Bros. failed this film. Setting all that aside, there are fans who enjoyed the film and the writer of the article appears to be one of them. He gave Black Adam a pretty high ranking among the DC films. Here are the films in alphabetical order. 

Jun 1, 2023

Give JSA Another Shot! (Article by We Got This Covered)


Charlotte Simmons of the We Got This Covered site put out a word for the JSA, particularly Hawkman and Doctor Fate, asking James Gunn and the new DCU to give the characters another shot in another movie. Simmons was a bit hard on Black Adam IMHO, but it's nice to see the article and all the positive comments that Hawkman received. Check out the article! I hope it becomes a reality someday. 

DC defenders urge James Gunn to give the one bright spot of a major misfire another shot 

Then there's a sightly more depressing take on Aldis Hodges' chances of putting on the wings again...
‘I’m ready, James’: If The Rock and Henry Cavill were cast out, then another ‘Black Adam’ star doesn’t stand a chance 


May 26, 2023

Hawkman's Mansion


   In the Black Adam movie, we got a brief look at Hawkman's mansion. From the brief shots that we saw, it was truly impressive and displayed Carter Hall's immense wealth. In the movie, it was located in St. Roch, Louisiana and served as the Justice Society's headquarters. As Hawkfans remember, St. Roch was Hawkman and Hawkgirl's base during the Vol. 4 series by Geoff Johns and later Jimmy Palmiotti during the 2000s. It also made an appearance in the Legends of Tomorrow TV series. 

May 20, 2023

Final Verdict on Black Adam


Well, the dust has finally settled, and it appears that the Black Adam era is over. Right after Black Adam came out in October 2022, it was announced that the DCEU was over and James Gunn and Peter Safran were taking over the new DCU. Gunn had no plans for Black Adam or Dwayne Johnson for the "first stage" of whatever the DCU is, and it's expected to be a ten-year plan. That means that Black Adam is pretty much done. The movie had almost no marketing where I live (Japan), China banned the movie for something Pierce Brosnan did with the Dalai Lama (apparently), and the movie "critics" hated the movie, so it pretty much crashed and burned. There were talks of spinoffs for some of the Justice Society heroes, including Hawkman, but those rumors have pretty much melted away quicker than dumping a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West. 

Dec 3, 2022

Black Adam Review (Immediate Reaction Podcast)

Black Adam was finally released in Japan on December 2. I watched it four times on opening day. After I got home, I made a podcast of the process I went through to get here and my initial thoughts on the movie. A bit rambling maybe, but just a Hawkman talking straight about Hawkman's first appearance on the movie screen. LINK

Oct 26, 2022

Hawkman's Mace Replica on sale at Factory Entertainment!

 


Thanks to a Hawkfan living in the States, I found out that Factory Entertainment is selling replicas of the mace that Aldis Hodge used in the Black Adam movie. They are scheduled to come out in the fall of 2023. Here's a link to the site! LINK

Oct 23, 2022

Black Adam Movie Reviews

Black Adam has finally been released! The reviews are pouring in. Here is a collection of the reviews that I've been able to catch. Going with mostly positive reviews here. 

We Are Movie Geeks: BLACK ADAM – Review

Internet Movie Database Ratings Page


Comic Boom!
BLACK ADAM: Spoiler REVIEW - Trust the Audience score, not the critics! Epically fun superhero movie


Oct 21, 2022

´╝Ápdate of Tim Board's Hawkworld Gallery

Just added the Hawkman Cruiser and the movie poster from the Black Adam movie to my Hawkman collection. I hung it from the ceiling (top right) for now. 




Jul 24, 2022

Hawkman on Six covers in October 2022 Solicitations

 The solicitations for October 2022 were released and Hawkman and Hawkgirl appear on six covers. Most are promotion variants for the Black Adam movie coming out on October 21. 

Multiversity: Teen Justice #5 
Black Adam movie variant cover by Lee Bermejo
Comes out on October 4


 

Jul 7, 2022

Review of Black Adam The Justice Society Files: Hawkman No. 1


Script: Cavan Scott
Pencils: Scot Eaton
Inks: Norm Rapmund
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover: Haare Andrews
Editor: Katie Kubert

   I had no idea what to expect for this issue, and it's supposed to be a lead-in to the movie, so I approached it as a completely elseworld story. This Hawkman looked almost nothing like the Hawkmen we've had in the past, so I expected a lot of changes. However, Cavan Scott has written Hawkman and Hawkwoman before, and he has been "loyal" to the basic idea of Hawkman. He picked up very nicely (DC Love is a Battlefield, 2021) where Robert Venditti left off so I wasn't TOO worried. 

Feb 2, 2022

Black Reign (JSA/Hawkman 2004)

 In 2004, Geoff Johns wrote a six-issue story that crossover over in the JSA and Hawkman series. It told the story of how Black Adam took over Khandaq and how the Justice Society went to stop him. It was one of the highlights of both series. The upcoming Black Adam movie (July 2022) will probably take its main storyline from this series. It's a fantastic story that is well worth picking up. You can find the collection of the six issues in the JSA #8 trade paperback. Another official Black Reign trade is scheduled to come out in June. Definitely worth picking up!

#1 JSA No. 56
#3 JSA No. 57
#5 JSA No. 58
#2 Hawkman No. 23
#4 Hawkman No. 24

 

#6 Hawkman No. 25

 



Aug 24, 2020

Hawkgirl Out of the Black Adam Movie

Art by Arthur Adams
Sad news. We got news from Dwayne Johnson The Rock himself that Hawkgirl has been dropped from the roster for the Black Adam movie. This is incredibly disappointing news as many fans were looking forward to seeing the Hawks together on the silver screen at last. It's not happening this time, but I hope we get to see Hawkman and Hawkwoman flying across the silver screen together someday. Preferably within my lifetime.
Article: 'BLACK ADAM' FORCED TO DROP HAWKGIRL

Aug 23, 2020

Hawkman Officially Confirmed for Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson confirms Hawkman for the upcoming Black Adam movie. It's scheduled to be released in December 2021.


Jul 31, 2020

Who will be cast as Hawkman in the Black Adam movie?

The Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is still scheduled to be released in December 2021. Very little news and a whole lot of rumors have been flying around about the movie for years. As the production schedule gets closer, there is a lot of speculation about who will play Hawkman. Hawkman has never appeared on the big screen, so there is a lot of excitement among fans about who will be announced. Many fan sites have made their predictions about who is going to be the first to bring the Winged Wonder to the silver screen. Below are some of the predictions and links to the sites. Who do you want to be cast as Hawkman?

Hawkworld (Tim Board)
Hawkman: Alexander Skarsgard
My own personal choice for Hawkman has been Skarsgard for a few years now. He would be perfect casting in my opinion.


Nov 23, 2019

Hawkman and Black Adam: Egyptian Connection

Art by Alex Ross
Back in March 2019, we received the surprising news that the upcoming Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock will feature Hawkman, Stargirl, and Atom Smasher. That news was confirmed by The Rock himself during the end of August and again in November, saying the movie would start production in 2020, and that it would definitely feature Hawkman. The casting has not been announced yet, but it has been rumored that The Rock is looking for someone who is in his 30s and with the physique that can go toe-to-toe with Black Adam. Until they announce an actor for the part, it's all just rumors and speculation, but let's take a look at the interesting relationship these two DC Comics characters have with each other.