‘Black Adam’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Flips the DC Hierarchy on Its Head


On October 21, the solo Warner Bros. DC film “Shazam!” will include Johnson as the “Shazam!” antagonist.

Black Adam

“The world was in need of a hero.'” When it found Black Adam, it was a done deal.”

To paraphrase the slogan for “Black Adam,” a DC Comics film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, it’s important to remember that not everything in life is black and white.


Teth-Adam (Black Adam) is an alien who has been imprisoned on planet Kahndaq for 5,000 years. To face off against the Justice Society of America, Black Adam joins forces with an old magician and visits Earth. The premiere will take place on the 21st of October.

Atom Smasher, a Justice Society member who can alter his size and strength, is played by Noah Centineo. Justice Society commander Hawkman, a metal-winged Egyptian prince reincarnate, is played by Aldis Hodge. When Black Adam first meets Cyclone, she tries to convince him to utilise his talents for good, while Pierce Brosnan plays Kent Nelson, nicknamed Doctor Fate.

“Sex/Life” actress Sarah Shahi joins the cast as a Kahndaq-based rebel fighter.


Director Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously worked with Johnson on “Jungle Cruise,” takes the helm of “Black Adam”.

It was originally shown at 2022 CinemaCon when the Warner Bros. film’s trailer debuted, presenting the universe of “Black Adam.” In addition to “Aquaman 2” and “The Flash,” the release date for “Black Adam” was earlier delayed to October 21.

“The structure of power in DC [world] is about to alter,” Johnson said on Instagram upon revealing that the film’s release date had been changed. Producer Hiram Garcia stated that difficulties in VFX creation connected to the pandemic were the cause of the delayed release from the initial July 2022 summer blockbuster date.


When the pandemic struck, “there was a tremendous and reasonable freeze-up, and a lot of productions were put on hold,” Garcia told The Wrap. In recent years, the VFX pipeline has become so congested. Our VFX firms are overflowing with work because of the amount of VFX required in these superhero movies, and it’s impossible to keep up with the demand.”

“Shazam!” actor Zachary Levi’s spin-off “Black Adam” is set in the same universe as “Shazam!” The sequel “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022.

The trailer for “Black Adam” is available here.


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