Dwayne Johnson waited 15 years to play this role, and the time has finally come! Warner Bros. and DC have revealed a brand-new official trailer for the upcoming DC movie Black Adam in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who stars as the titular anti-hero, attended the convention donning the Black Adam suit.
Check the new trailer down below:
Dwayne Johnson was first announced to play Black Adam back in 2007. Since then, the project has gone through countless circles of development hell until 2021 when the production finally started. The movie changed numerous writers and directors, only The Rock remained attached to the project. Considering that WB started its DCEU in 2013, it was decided that Black Adam will be set in that franchise, which means that Johnson’s Black Adam shares the universe with Zachary Levi’s Shazam, who is set to get his sequel in December this year after making his debut in 2019.
Although Black Adam is known as Shazam’s archnemesis, it was reported that they will not meet before the eventual Shazam 3, and considering how long Johnson waited to play this role, it’s almost certain that this upcoming movie won’t be the only project in which we’ll watch him as Black Adam.
Black Adam is set to introduce not only a titular anti-hero in the DC Extended Universe, but also a whole Justice Society of America. Pierce Brosnan is set to debut as Doctor Fate, and the movie also stars Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone, and Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz. Additionally, it was confirmed at the SDCC panel that Viola Davis will reprise the role of Amanda Waller, who she played in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and James Gunn’s Peacemaker series.
Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who worked with Johnson on Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Black Adam is set to be released on October 21, 2021.