The first trailer for Black Adam gave a glimpse into Dwayne Johnson turning into a new superhero. DC Films’ upcoming comic book adaptation is about an enslaved man who is reborn with the magical powers of gods. The action-packed trailer starts with Johnson as Black Adam showing off his flying abilities and super-strength and saying, “I kneel before no one.”
Pierce Brosnan’s Dr Fate later tells Black Adam, “My vision has shown me the future. You have two choices: You can be the destroyer of this world, or you can be its saviour.” While sharing the trailer of Black Adam on Instagram, Johnson wrote, “This passion project has become my DNA and the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe will change. The world needed a hero. It got BLACK ADAM.”
Directed by Jungle Cruise filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam also stars Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo and Aldis Hodge. Prior to the trailer’s debut, Johnson gave a shout-out to the fans Tuesday for supporting the movie. He wrote on Instagram alongside some behind-the-scenes photos, “Your unwavering support and relentless excitement for this passion project of mine have meant the world to me. Now it’s my turn to deliver for you.”
On SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in November, Johnson teased why Black Adam is a different kind of superhero than a character like Superman because he “blurs the line.” Meanwhile, Johnson The Rock Johnson, who voices Superman’s dog in this summer’s animated film DC League of Super-Pets, spoke to Men’s Journal in January about working on getting Black Adam made for nearly a decade.
The wrestler turned actor said, “Getting the green light for Black Adam was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to raise the bar yet again.” The actor added that the “training we did for this movie was the most arduous I’ve ever done in my life. The Rock went on to say, “I believe this character is going to bring a unique edge to the superhero genre. We’re gonna be turning preconceived notions on their ear.” Black Adam is scheduled to release in theatres on October 21.
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