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'Black Adam' stars The Rock as a DC comic book supervillain — here's how to watch the new movie at home

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Dwayne Johnson in "Black Adam."
Dwayne Johnson in "Black Adam."

Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

  • "Black Adam," the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, is now available to watch at home.

  • The movie stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a man who gets corrupted by godlike powers. 

  • You can rent or buy "Black Adam" through services like Amazon and Vudu.

The DC Extended Universe is bringing another comic character to life with "Black Adam," a new superhero action movie from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. You can rent or buy the film now from services like Amazon, and it's expected to hit HBO Max in the coming months.

"Black Adam" follows the story of Teth-Adam (Dwayne Johnson), a mortal turned god. After using his powers for revenge, Teth is imprisoned on Earth and transforms into Black Adam. When he is freed nearly 5,000 years later, Black Adam is ready to dish out his version of justice across the globe.

Check out the trailer for 'Black Adam'

Dwayne Johnson stars as Black Adam. He's joined by Aldis Hodge ("City on a Hill"), Noah Centineo ("To All the Boys I've Loved Before"), Sarah Shahi ("The L Word"), Marwan Kenzari ("The Mummy"), Quintessa Swindell ("Voyagers"), Mo Amer ("Ramy"), Pierce Brosnan ("GoldenEye") and Bodhi Sabongui "(A Million Little Things").

"Black Adam" is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra ("Jungle Cruise"). It is written by Adam Sztykiel ("Due Date"), and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. Dwayne Johnson serves as one the film's producers alongside Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, and Dany Garcia.

How to watch 'Black Adam'

"Black Adam" is now available to watch at home through digital retailers like Amazon, Vudu, and Apple TV. The movie costs $20 to rent or $25 to buy in up to 4K quality.

If you purchase "Black Adam," you'll be able to stream it whenever you like with no restrictions. If you rent the film, you'll get 30 days to start watching it and then 48 hours to finish it after you hit play.

When will 'Black Adam' be available on HBO Max?

"Black Adam" has yet to receive an official streaming release date, but it's expected to arrive on HBO Max later this year. Warner Bros. has the option to add new movies to HBO Max as soon as 45 days after they premiere in theaters, so subscribers could be able to start streaming the film as early as December 5.

That said, the 45-day policy is used on a case-by-case basis, so the studio could decide to keep the movie in theaters longer. For instance, another recent Warner Bros. film, "Elvis," took 70 days to arrive on HBO Max after premiering in theaters. If "Black Adam" follows a similar release strategy, it won't arrive on HBO Max until December 30.

HBO Max costs $10 a month with ads or $15 a month without ads. Discounted annual plans are also available for $70 (ad-free) or $105 (with ads). Paying for a year upfront saves you 40% compared to paying for 12 individual months.

Is 'Black Adam' worth watching?

"Black Adam" has received mixed to negative reviews from critics. As of November 23, the film holds a "39%" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Though many reviewers criticize the film for a thin and generic story, several praise the action and star Dwayne Johnson's on-screen charisma.  

Fans of the DC Extended Universe may also want to check it out since there's a good chance the character will show up in future DC movies. 

Is 'Black Adam' a hero or villain?

"Black Adam" is traditionally depicted as a villain but he is sometimes portrayed as an anti-hero. The character first appeared in the 1945 comic "The Marvel Family #1" before becoming a recurring antagonist in the "Captain Marvel" series. 

Is 'Black Adam' part of the DC Extended Universe?

"Black Adam" is part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) of connected movies. Although the character will not appear in "Shazam 2," actor and producer Dwayne Johnson told Variety that he's optimistic about a crossover depending on the film's success with fans. 

A few characters from other DCEU movies also make appearances in "Black Adam," including Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, a character she first played in 2016's "Suicide Squad."

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