Dwayne Johnson Stars As Black Adam In Epic First Trailer

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Dwayne Johnson Stars As Black Adam In Epic First Trailer

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The first trailer for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson's Black Adam movie has finally dropped. 

Just over two minutes in length, viewers are introduced to Johnson’s Black Adam, who is heard explaining: “I was a slave until I died, then I was reborn a god.”

For anyone out of the loop, the film follows superhero Black Adam, who was locked away in a tomb for 5,000 years immediately after being bestowed with the power of an Egyptian god.

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We’re also introduced to Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate, who asks Adam: “Black Adam, what have your powers ever given to you? Nothing but heartache.”

Brosnan previously teased to Collider: “It’s an ensemble piece, Black Adam. You have Dwayne, who’s at the pinnacle of his fame and fortune and success and popularity. He is magnificent as Black Adam. We are the Justice Society and there’s four of us, so we became a strong quartet of actors.’

One particularly epic moment in the trailer sees Black Adam shooting lightning bolts from his hands as he gruffly declares that he ‘kneels before no one’.

We also briefly meet Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman and Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher.

Black Adam, first known as Teth-Adam, is an antihero from Kahndaq who’ll go onto become the archenemy of Zachary Levi’s Shazam.

Yesterday (7 June), Johnson teased the trailer on Twitter, writing: “​​The world needed a hero. It got Black Adam. World premiere trailer of #BlackAdam drops TOMORROW. Hierarchy of power in the DC Universe will change."

The Jaume Collet-Serra directed blockbuster also stars Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone and was produced by Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia.

Back in April, Johnson gushed about the film, which marks his first time starring in a live-action superhero flick.

He told the CinemaCon audience that Black Adam had been more than a decade in the works.

“The whole idea was, if we were going to do it, we were going to take our time and do it right. It really served us well to wait and hold and watch these other stories and these superheroes unfold,” Johnson explained.

The first trailer for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson's Black Adam movie has finally dropped. Credit: Warner Bros
The first trailer for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson's Black Adam movie has finally dropped. Credit: Warner Bros

He added: “Black Adam is one of the things in my life that gets me out of bed.”

The former WWE star previously described Black Adam as being ‘blessed by magic with the powers equal to Superman, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line’.

Johnson continued: “He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way”.

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Topics: Film & TV, Dwayne Johnson

Aisha Nozari
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