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WATCH: Dwayne Johnson is ruthless in ‘Black Adam’ trailer

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WATCH: Dwayne Johnson is ruthless in ‘Black Adam’ trailer

BLACK ADAM. Dwayne Johnson plays the titular anti-hero.

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'The truth is, I was born to play Black Adam,' says Dwayne Johnson

The long wait is nearly over, with Dwayne Johnson promising fans that Black Adam is set to change the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe!

The four-minute video released on Sunday, October 17, begins with the members of the Justice Society – Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, talking about what to expect in the upcoming film. 

“He’s more brutal, uncompromising, fueled by the depths of his pain,” Hodge described Johnson’s character. 

Before unveiling the trailer, Johnson, who has been involved in the development of Black Adam for more than a decade, said that the film has “without question some of the biggest action sequences [he has] ever been a part of.” 

“This character, this film, this universe, has been a gigantic passion project of mine for a very long time…. It’s the kind of project that comes along once in a lifetime and the truth is, I was born to play Black Adam,” he said. 

Johnson then presented one of the first scenes in the movie. The brief footage sees a group of explorers in an underground cave where they find a crown hovering in the air. Suddenly, a hooded Black Adam appears out of nowhere after an explosion. He then vaporizes one of the explorers to dust and starts levitating after the group opens fire on him. 

The filming for Black Adam wrapped up in July 2021. “This has been one for the ages and easily the hardest labor and toughest grind mentally and physically of my entire career,” Johnson said then. 

In August 2020, DC released a concept art teaser for the film, narrated by Johnson. The character of Black Adam is a known nemesis of Captain Marvel/Shazam in the comics. 

Black Adam is slated for a July 2022 release. – Rappler.com