10 Astounding Facts To Get You Pumped For Black Adam

Who is Black Adam and why is he about to unleash hell on the DC Extended Universe?

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Last week, DC FanDome exceeded all expectations with its unveiling of... well... everything. The Batman. Gotham Knights. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. And of course, The Snyder Cut.

But one teaser that really got our collective juices flowing was the reveal of Black Adam. As soon as Dwayne Johnson spoke, we knew this wasn't just another baddie; Shazam's nemesis is going to shake up the DCEU in a way we haven't seen yet.

He may not be as well-known as the Joker or Lex Luthor but the dreaded Kahndaqi is one of the best villains in all of DC. He's a tactical genius, possesses the knowledge of the ages, the might of six gods, and the ruthlessness of a serial killer.

But he's not a generic villain. Much like Thanos, his tragic backstory makes you understand why this tyrannical titan is compelled to commit atrocities.

But who is he exactly? What can he do? And most importantly; how come comic fans are freaking out about him joining the DC Extended Universe? After you read these facts, you should be excited to see the black sheep of The Marvel Family face off against Shazam, the Justice Society, and the DC superheroes in general.

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