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. Johnson has been attached to the role of Warner Bros./DC Films’ Black Adam for nearly a decade. Following a nixed cameo in Shazam! and the abandonment of the Snyder-Verse, his solo film will finally release this year.
The Rock has been busy flying across the country to promote his upcoming film, Black Adam. The San Diego International Comic Con is still underway and the pop culture mega festival has already given movie buffs a lot of exciting announcements, trailers, posters and more. Recently, Dwayne decided to make a surprise appearance at the event.
Promising that ‘the DC Universe will never be the same”, Dwayne made a remarkable entry hovering over a stage that was covered with smoke. He was seen dressed in the full Black Adam costume at the annual Comic-Con pop culture convention. The “electrifying” surprise made several heads turn at the SDCC. He stated in his Instagram post that “The ENERGY was deafening, and the MANA filled the room of 6,000 STRONG.”
As an Egyptian slave who is granted superpowers by the ancient wizard Shazam, Black Adam is one of the most powerful characters in DC lore. In the comics, Black Adam begins with the intention of freeing those enslaved. However, his hunger for power turns him into a tyrant, which leads to him becoming the arch-nemesis of the superhero Shazam.
Suffice to say, he’s willing to do whatever it takes for what could be a career-defining movie. Written by the trio of Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, the cast line-up of Black Adam includes Quintessa Swindell as red Tornado, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz, and many others. The film is all set to hit the big screens on October 21st.
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