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Trailer Watch: Dwayne Johnson Doesn't Play Nice As DC's Anti-Hero Black Adam

The movie opens in cinemas on Oct 20.

Trailer Watch: Dwayne Johnson Doesn't Play Nice As DC's Anti-Hero Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson has a score to settle with humanity as Black Adam, the latest DC superhero to hit the big screen on Oct 20. 

In the new trailer that dropped on Wednesday (June 8), we see Black Adam aka Teth-Aadam is a pissy mood. You see, he’s a former slave who was bestowed with the godly powers, only to be imprisoned for 5,000 years. It’s unclear if Teth-Adam is from Earth or another planet. Either way, he’s now free and he wants to party hard — by wreaking havoc on Earth.

Getting in Black Adam’s destructive way is Justice Society of America, a superhero guild not unlike the Justice League, including Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate, Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. “You can either be the destroyer of this world, or you can be its saviour,” Dr Fate tells Black Adam in the trailer. “It’s up to you.” Decisions, decisions. (The Rock has been down the anti-hero path before as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns.)

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra — a veteran of a few Liam Neeson thrillers (Unknown, Non-Stop, The Commuter — the better ones, we might add) and has previously teamed up with Johnson on last year’s Jungle Cruise Black Adam also stars Sarah Shahi, whose recent works include Netflix’s hit steamy drama Sex/Life.

At last year’s DC Fandom, Johnson shared a first look at the movie on Twitter — which showed Black Adam breaking out of imprisonment after 5,000 years of captivity. “This character, this film, this universe has been a gigantic passion project of mine for a very long time,” said Johnson in the video. “And the truth is, I was born to play Black Adam.”

Black Adam isn’t Johnson’s only DC outing; he will be voicing Superman’s dog in DC League of Super-Pets, due Sept 1. Watch the Black Adam trailer here:

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