‘Black Adam’ debut look features the Rock’s new superhero
Of all the actors in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson is the one who most resembles a comic book character. He has giant muscles, a killer smile, an intense gaze. The guy doesn’t need a fancy costume with padded pecs to convince anyone that he has superhuman strength. It looks like what he does when he gets out of bed in the morning.
Finally, The Rock gets his honest goodness comic book character in Black adam, based on the DC Comics character – he’s not quite a hero, but he’s not quite a villain, either. The character shares the same set of powers with Shazam, and he has sometimes been presented as his nemesis. Other times he’s been a bit like DC’s version of someone like Venom; a character who uses extreme methods and violence but whose actions are ultimately for the greater good of protecting the innocent – however those ambiguous terms are defined.
First Black adam clip, which just made its DC FanDome debut, we can certainly see a bit of it. Introducing the teaser, Dwayne Johnson called Black adam a long-standing passion project and a role he was “born to play” for. It also promised “some of the greatest action sequences I’ve ever been on” and tons of “holy scenes”.
Here’s the teaser that just debuted, with the first glimpse of Johnson in costume as Black Adam:
Black adam was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who recently also directed Johnson in Disney’s Jungle cruise. Their latest collaboration is scheduled to open in theaters on July 29, 2022.
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