Having been cast in the role since 2007, Dwayne Johnson will finally make his long-awaited arrival as the man in black, and the hierarchy of power in the DC universe will never be the same. At least that’s what we’ve been told as Black Adam has still yet to release after multiple delays. Luckily, CinemaCon has come and brought with it the Warner Brothers panel, giving us some updates on the upcoming film.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a showman and show he did put on for those in attendance at Warner Bros. Big Picture showcase. Johnson first appeared via screen, saying he couldn’t make it, but he ended up surprising everyone as he took the stage, saying it just “didn’t feel right” to not be there in person to show off everything he’s been working on.
Those in attendance were treated to the very first trailer for Black Adam, featuring the man himself in his days as a slave and seeing him be reborn as with the powers of the Wizard Shazam. There are scenes with Doctor Fate telling Adam he can be the worlds destroyer or be its savior, as well as another scene where he is told that heroes do not kill, responding that he does. The trailer doesn’t give away much plot wise, but is gives a brief look into what you can expect from the movie.
Johnson had the audience scream quite loud, revealing that the recorded audio would actually be used in the film during a “big battle scene.”
The film was initially set to release on July 27th, 2022, but it was pushed back a few months and is now set to hit theaters on Oct. 21st, 2022.