Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson reveals first origin clip at DC FanDome

Dwayne has made it clear that his 2020 DC FanDome movie will be his first-ever comic book film. Black AdamRock? DC Movie Universe. He hoped to show it this year with the premiere clip of the film, in which a bunch of mercenary types stumble into an old temple. If you know Black Adam from the comics, it’ll all be familiar.

What we didn’t get a look at are Black Adam’s foes: the group of heroes known to comic readers as the Justice Society of America. The line-up includes Atom-Smasher (Noah Centino), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), all of whom are expected to end up a little bruised after encountering Black Adam’s combinations of flight, super strength, super speed, and electricity attacks. Hodge and Brosnan both appeared in the lead up to the clip, with the ex-Bond saying the scope of the film was bigger than anything he’d ever encountered during his time playing 007.

Earlier this year, Hiram Garcia, president of production for Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, told Polygon that the Black Adam creative team’s top priority was to bring the antihero’s array of powers to life. It is obvious. “It’s not like you see him move super fast just one time, or you see him fly just one time. So we’re doing techniques that you’ve never seen before to bring him to life: when he flies, the way he uses his speed, the way he uses his strength. You will feel how powerful this hero is — or this antihero, I should say — in the movie. This film is truly utilizing a ton of technology that’s never been done before, especially for how he flies. It’s everything from LED screens, to volumetric cameras to super high-speed photography.”

Black Adam, originally introduced as Captain Marvel’s enemy aka Shazam in comics, has been actively developed since 2007 both as a separate concept and as an antagonist for Shazam. Fourteen years later, the movie is finally happening in a radically different landscape: Johnson is one of the biggest blockbuster stars working in Hollywood, and Warner Bros.’ DC movie universe has rebooted itself multiple times since Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight trilogy. In the aftermath of Zack Snyder’s tenure and the “DCEU,” the DC movie universe is open — and clearly ready to rumble with Johnson’s big ideas.

Black Adam, which will go hard-but-not-quite-R-rated-hard in a dialing back from Birds of PreyAnd Suicide SquadJaume Collett-Serra directs the film.Jungle Cruise( It will release July 29, 2022.

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