After much anticipation and wait, it’s all official now as we have the first trailer for ‘Black Adam’ — the upcoming DC movie starring Dwayne Johnson as the legendary antihero.
Earlier, Johnson had himself unveiled the teaser at the second annual DC FanDome virtual event with a special clip where his titular character is summoned by a group of explorers.
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.
Catch the first trailer
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, ‘Black Adam’ has just entered post-production and is set for theatrical release on October 20, 2022.
For those of us who are unaware, in the DC comics, Black Adam (Theo-Adam) is one of the archenemies of the Shazam universe, better known as Captain Marvel or the Marvel family.
As both hero and villain, his life spanned thousands of years. The “Mighty Adam” began as a hero of humanity, but then allowed his power to corrupt his ideals and desires. Now labeled as Khem-Adam or Black Adam, he was exiled by Shazam, but returned in the modern-day with a belief that he is the right person to lead humanity and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good.
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.