Being a superhero is tough. While most people see it as beating bad guys and stopping crime, has anyone ever thought about the ethical implications that come with the job? Happily, Black Adam Star, Dwayne Johnson has come to end the debate on whether a superhero needs to kill and destroy so many lives to save the world. And helping Johnson with this ethical dilemma are two Funko Pops from the film.
In a video released by CBR, Johnson moderates the debate as the Black Adam and Hawkman characters argue over the issue, voiced by their respective actors, Johnson and Aldis Hodge. Black Adam argued that destruction is “inevitable” in saving the world. Meanwhile, Hawkman argued that compassion and a moral code are also important if you want to be a superhero. The video ends with the two arguing about their height while moving off topic.
While it’s unclear who won this debate, it’s safe to say that the new Black Adam Film will continue to reflect on the ethics of becoming a superhero. DC tends to address these kinds of questions in its films. Especially in it Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justicewhere several news reports and commentators questioned whether Superman is someone who wanted to do good or an uncontrollable god.
This moral debate about compassion and destruction is explored further in Black Adamas the film hits theaters on October 21, 2022.
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