Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam had a terrible score before the reshoots. The film only scored 60% audience approval same as the canceled ‘Batgirl’ film. According to Warner Bros. Discovery, Black Adam is a big-budget film, and the production budget for the film already crossed $185-200 million, the film did not axed unless it got reshoots from WB.
Batgirl Canceled Due to Low Rating Scored During the Test Screening
Batgirl was originally set for HBO Max. Since the announcement of Batgirl’s cancellation, it’s been reported that the initial cut of the film that was shown had incomplete VFX work and a temp score, and still managed to test in the 60s. While this isn’t a phenomenal score, it isn’t uncommon for first screenings of films to score low – the 2017 horror phenomenon tested in the 60s as well, and the film went on to become the 5th highest-grossing R-rated film in history.
Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani. The synopsis follows, “Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”
The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Teth Adam / Black Adam alongside Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall / Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Albert Rothstein / Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi as Professor Adrianna Tomaz, Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui as Amon, with Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate, and Djimon Hounsou as Shazam. James Cusati-Moyer, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Black Adam will hit theaters on October 21, 2022.