Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is getting fans hyped up about his latest starring role. The Rock will portray ‘Black Adam’ in the latest entry in the DC Universe. Black Adam’s power was recently brought to Comic-Con by Dwayne Johnson.
The Rock rose from the stage floor in full Black Adam garb to make a dramatic entrance into Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con. As he came out, smoke billowed out on the floor and lightning strikes showed on the screen behind him. Before the panel, attendees received lightning bolt lanyards, which were brilliantly lit up in the dimly lit room for a spectacular spectacle.
As part of the Warner Bros. event, the movie actor also debuted the most recent trailer for his forthcoming superhero adventure. While Black Adam may not be as well known to comic book newcomers, his main adversary should be thanks to the 2019 smash hit movie “Shazam!” starring Zachary Levi. Shazam, the wizard, bestows magical abilities on Black Adam, making him akin to the Shazam figure.
Black Adam, however, obtains his powers from the Egyptian gods as opposed to Shazam who traditionally calls upon the Greek gods. Johnson was joined on stage by the ensemble members and the director Jaume Collet-Serra, who teased that “Black Adam” will forever alter the DC Universe. The panelists were also open to questions from audience members, including one on who would prevail in a fight between Black Adam and Superman.
“Black Adam” hits theaters on Oct. 21. Warner Bros. has a number of DC properties planned for 2022, including the July 29 release of the animated “DC League of Super-Pets.” On December 22, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is scheduled to carry on the Shazam saga. Check out the new trailer below.
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