Thanks to promo art and an action figure for the Black Adam movie, the villain stands revealed as actor Marwan Kenzari is playing the character, Sabbac.
I’ve been avoiding spoilers so I was actually under the impression that Dwayne Johnson would be the villain of the film who would eventually become more of a good guy or an anti-villain at the end of it, but now it’s learned Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin) is playing Sabbac who in the DC Comics is described as a “dark opposite” of the Shazam family with the most recent version said to be the physical manifestation of the Seven Deadly Sins of Man.
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It’s not known how exactly Sabbac fits into the flick who could very well just be a villain the Justice Society of America defeats, but taking a look below seems to indicate Dwayne Johnson might have some sort of epic battle with the character.
According to Wiki, Sabbac is described as:
Magic black lightning strikes up from the underworld and transforms him into a muscle-bound demon with super-strength, super-speed, flight, fire breath, and the ability to emit fire blasts from the palms of his hands. His powers match those of the Marvels. Like Captain Marvel’s magic word Shazam, the word Sabbac is an acronym for the six beings who empower Sabbac: the demons Satan, Aym, Belial, Beelzebub, Asmodeus and Crateis… Sabbac has superhuman strength, agility and endurance. He is able to fly at incredible speeds and project fire from his mouth and hands. He is now several stories high. This is accomplished by saying Sabbac, which will also undo the change.
Black Adam gets released on October 21 also starring Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi as Adrianna, Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui as Amon, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate. Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.