Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie contains one of the most important peacekeeper characters, as revealed in a new BTS image of their latest DC Extended Universe appearance. After years of being stuck in development hell, the DCEU is still weeks away from introducing Black Adam, now that Johnson can finally bring the DC icon to the big screen. Initially, the plan was to have Black Adam appear in Shazam! until Johnson Warner Bros. convinced to give both characters their own movies to properly explore both of their origin stories.
Black Adam explores Teth-Adam’s tragic life as a Kahndaq slave whose life changes forever when he gains divine powers. While Johnson’s titular character is best known as Shazam’s nemesis, the DCEU explores his antihero status and also plays traditional superheroes in the form of the Justice Society of America. The Golden Age team will consist of Cyclone, Atom Smasher, Hawkman and Doctor Fate, as they clash with Black Adam. Although this film introduces several new characters, Black Adam doesn’t shy away from joining the larger DCEU, with Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller returning to the film after last seen in peacekeeper season 1.
Waller won’t be the only one to return though The Suicide Squad and peacekeeper character to dive into Black Adam. a new Black Adam BTS featurette was recently released (via The DC Syndicate), and in one of the shots, Agent Emilia Harcourt, played by Jennifer Holland, can be seen alongside Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate and Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, confirming her presence in the DCEU film. In January 2022, rumors surfaced that Harcourt would supposedly appear in Black Adam, but neither Holland nor Warner Bros. would confirm it at the time. Check out the first look at Peacekeepers Harcourt with the Black Adam characters above:
Why Emilia Harcourt appears in Black Adam
As exciting as it is to see Black Adam and peacekeeper a minor crossover, it raises a big question as to what Harcourt’s role is in the film. The end of peacekeeper season 1 never foreshadowed Harcourt showing up in Black Adam, instead seeing her recover from the gunshots she took in the battle scene of the finale. The return of Holland DCEU may be related to what Waller is up to in the film, if she contacts the Justice Society after Black Adam wakes up and wreaks havoc in modern times. Based on the Black Adam image, it wouldn’t be shocking if Harcourt is a liaison in person while Waller works with the team virtually, in the same vein as peacekeeper season 1.
What does Harcourt bring in Black Adamit’s nice to see that the film is already connected to other DCEU properties, including peacekeeper, which is one of the few ongoing HBO Max shows related to the cinematic universe. Johnson has made it clear that this is just the beginning of his franchise, with: Black Adam spin-offs under consideration, as well as possible sequels. With less than a week to Black Adam opens in theaters, Harcourt’s appearance will be clarified soon, and perhaps her latest DCEU return will signal where she’s headed peacekeeper season 2.
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