Let’s call it a case of quality over quantity. While Marvel… marveled audiences in Hall H with a slew of announcements and trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Warner Bros, New Line Cinemas and DC were much more subdued.
But what they did show was amazing!
As the lights dimmed, New Line launched a sizzle reel to excite the audience. This was followed by a dramatic animation of Johnson, dressed as Black Adam, floating down into the room.
There he was – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in character as Black Adam.
“That was some cool sh*t,” Johnson bellowed.
After taking the stage, the superstar addressed the audience, telling them that the cut was locked the night before.
Johnson then shared, “It has been a long journey, one that has been furled with passion, with grit, with commitment. To be here at Comic-Con in Hall H representing Black Adam is truly a dream come true.”
Then came the trailer and it delivers. It begins with Johnson flying and people running. “My powers are not a gift, but a curse, born out of rage,” Black Adam narrates. Watch below:
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Here are some photos of the cast provided by New Line Cinema:
The official description says, “From New Line Cinema, Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-adventure Black Adam. The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the DC Super Hero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise).
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods— and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”
Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge (City on a Hill, One Night in Miami) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life, Rush Hour 3) as Adrianna, Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express, The Mummy) as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell (Voyagers, Trinkets) as Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui (A Million Little Things) as Amon, and Pierce Brosnan (the Mamma Mia! and James Bond franchises) as Dr. Fate.
When asked who would win in a fight between Superman and Black Adam, Johnson said they’re both evenly matched, “pound for pound,” so it would “probably” depend on who actually plays the Man of Steel.
We’ll have to wait for that one as the rumor about Henry Cavill showing up at Comic-Con was just that a rumor.
Black Adam smashes into theaters and IMAX internationally beginning October 19, 2022 and in North America on October 21, 2022. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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