Trailer editing is both a beautiful art and a science. Just enough footage should be shown to encourage viewers to see the film in question without giving away any major plot points. It’s a terrible pity that Black Adam, the latest film starring Dwayne Johnson, ended up falling into the latter group because the first trailer revealed one of the film’s major plot twists.
Saving the World or Destroying It?
Back in June, the first Black Adam trailer debuted, teasing the origin of the main character, his confrontation with the Justice Society of America, and how he faced the dilemma of either saving the world or destroying it.
Black Adam or Teth-Adam?
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam was originally Teth-Adam, an oppressed person who lived in Kahndaq thousands of years ago, just like his comic book equivalent. According to Teth-Adam in the first Black Adam trailer, he died but was reincarnated with incredible powers as a result of the sacrifice of his son, and now he bows before no one. Although it makes for a heartbreaking beginning, the story must go deeper than what was revealed in the trailer, right? Well, absolutely, but it all comes back to this already-revealed twist at the end.
Warning: Spoiler Alert!
Black Adam opens with a young child in 2600 BC defying King Ahk-oppressive Ton’s authority, who has been compelling the citizens of Kahndaq to dig for Eternium so that he can create the Crown of Sabacc. The Council of Wizards intervenes at the last minute to save the youngster from execution after he attempts to spark a revolt, fails, and bestows on him the Shazam powers. With his increased strength, this young man grows into a powerful champion who is known for murdering Akh-Ton and setting his people free thousands of years later.
Black Adam got off to a fantastic start on its opening and shot to number one at the box office this past weekend, despite receiving more unfavorable than positive reviews.
Survivor’s Host Responds to Billie Eilish’s Song Referencing the Show
The 20-year-old singer Billie Eilish has seven Grammy awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for her hit “No Time To Die.” But, now the question is if she wants the title of Sole Survivor. We are talking about the CBS show where contestants are stranded on an island for a few weeks and they compete for a big monetary prize.
Billie Eilish in Survivor?
Fans came to the conclusion that their favorite singer wants in on Survivor because of the lyrics of one of her latest songs. The song we are talking about is called “TV” and as per usual, she’s mostly singing about love, being alone, and being in denial. But, what made people think and Survivor’s executive producer and host, Jeff Probst, react to the track were the metaphors she used. She sings “I put on Survivor just to watch somebody suffer” and “Sinking in the sofa, while they all betray each other.” Jeff made an Instagram post about it and used his famous phrase from the show “nothing is easy on Survivor,” but he also added that it’s easy to love Billie Eilish’s new song.
Celebrities on the Show
There has not been any celebrity-centered season of Survivor, unlike the sister show Celebrity Big Brother. However, we’ve seen a few familiar faces on the show over the last 20+ years. There have been some prominent sports figures like the ex-NFL coach Jimmy Johnson, NBA’s Scot Pollard, and retired NFL player Brad Culpepper. For other celebs, Mike White of School of Rock played all 39 days of Survivor: David vs. Goliath and almost won. Sia is also regularly seen on the show but she’s an award giver instead of a contestant.
But, even if Billie Eilish wanted to play, she would not be able to do that soon because seasons 43 and 44 of the show were filmed back-to-back earlier in 2022. So, she will have to enjoy the show from the couch when it airs again in September.