Regardless of his immense stature and rippling muscle tissue, it seems that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is not a real-life superhero. However, he is lastly attending to play one in dwell motion, in DC’s Black Adam – the primary trailer for which has simply dropped. Have a watch under.
This teaser offers us a glimpse of Black Adam’s backstory earlier than hurtling straight into the motion – you need The Rock punching a aircraft? You bought it. You need him to throw a human man miles out into the depths of the ocean? You bought it. You need him holding a rocket because it explodes? You bought it.
We additionally get our first take a look at different heroes (and doubtlessly villains) within the movie, together with Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan on moustache-twirling type as Physician Destiny. There’s a little bit of a tonal stability on show, with moments of levity and bodily comedy contrasting with Black Adam’s dedication to being an antihero – when Hawkman confronts him with the phrase “heroes don’t kill individuals,” his response is “nicely, I do.” Black Adam is called one among Shazam!’s predominant antagonists, and while this teaser doesn’t appear to place him as a full-blown villain, it actually hints that the movie could also be leaning into his darker aspect.
Black Adam is in cinemas from 21 October 2022.