Dwayne Johnson Becomes a Superhero in the First Trailer for “Black Adam”

Dwayne Johnson in
Dwayne Johnson in "Black Adam"

Dwayne Johnson has been teasing Black Adam for quite some time and he finally gave us a taste of things to come with the first trailer. It shows the beloved action star transforming into the popular antihero Black Adam and taking his rightful place in the DC Extended Universe.

This superhero film chronicles the journey of Black Adam who was imprisoned shortly after being bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods. Nearly 5,000 years later, he’s finally freed from his tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Johnson was first linked to this project in 2017, but it took a while to actually make it happen. Black Adam was hit with several major delays in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Johnson is happy to finally share it with the world.

“This passion project has become my DNA and the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe will change. The world needed a hero. It got BLACK ADAM,” the actor wrote on Twitter.

In addition to Johnson, Black Adam will also star Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan. It will be released on October 21, 2022, and start streaming on HBO Max 45 days later.