“The DC Universe won’t ever be the identical once more,” Dwayne Johnson stated to the gang in Corridor H throughout the “Black Adam” panel at Comedian-Con on Saturday, July 23. It might sound like hyperbole, however Johnson’s antihero character actually does have the prospect to alter the DC cinematic universe if the movie’s newest trailer is any indication. That is thanks largely to “Black Adam” introducing a brand new crew of heroes, the Justice Society of America.
Followers get a small glimpse of the crew within the new trailer. Most notably, Noah Centineo‘s Atom Smasher might be noticed wanting grim alongside his teammates across the 32-second mark. Moreover, Aldis Hodge‘s Hawkman seems to go toe to toe with Black Adam close to the tip of the trailer.
The extremely anticipated antihero movie will lastly make its debut this fall. For years, improvement for the film was left in limbo. Johnson, who stars as its titular character, voiced curiosity within the infamous DC comics character over a decade in the past earlier than he was solid in 2014 to play the antagonist in New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!” film. Now, he leads his personal DC movie as Black Adam, the place he redefines what it means to be a hero.
“It is at all times cliché to say that somebody was born to play a job, however on this case, it is true.”
In November 2019, Johnson broke the information that the long-awaited movie that includes him because the basic DC antihero would launch on Dec. 22, 2021. “As a child, Superman was the hero I at all times wished to be. However, a number of years into my fantasy, I spotted that Superman was the hero, I might by no means be,” he wrote in an Instagram submit. “Now, years later as a person, with the identical DNA I had as a child – my superhero goals have come true. I am honored to hitch the long-lasting #DCUniverse and it is a true pleasure to develop into BLACK ADAM.”
In response to director Jaume Collet-Serra, Johnson tackling the position of Black Adam was nearly destiny. “It is at all times cliché to say that somebody was born to play a job, however on this case, it is true,” he instructed Leisure Weekly. “The film occurred due to him. He is the power and the push that obtained this film made. Even when it took him a very long time to meet this dream of his, I feel that it has been definitely worth the wait.”
Following Johnson’s preliminary launch date announcement, the film was pushed to July 29, 2022, earlier than DC issued a brand new October premiere date. Manufacturing on the movie took a backseat for some time as a result of pandemic. However in August 2020, throughout DC Fandome — the digital weekend conference for all issues DC — a visibly excited Johnson revealed extra details about his movie, together with animated idea drawings and the featured solid of characters.
Not solely are we getting the star in all his spandex-clad glory as Black Adam, however for the primary time ever, followers may also meet DC’s Justice Society of America in a live-action film — this consists of Hawkman (Hodge), Physician Destiny (Pierce Brosnan), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Atom Smasher (Centineo). The movie’s first trailer, which arrived on June 8, lastly gave followers a full glimpse of what is to return from “Black Adam,” and the action-packed story seems to be promising.
Hold studying forward for the whole lot we learn about “Black Adam” — together with the solid, launch date, and plot — and brace your self for the movie’s thrilling fall premiere.
— Extra reporting by Sabienna Bowman.