Whereas his wrestling days are over, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hasn’t forgotten how one can placed on a present.
The actor not solely shocked followers Saturday at San Diego’s Conference Middle for this yr’s annual Comedian-Con, however emerged in full regalia to advertise DC Movie’s newest superhero film, “Black Adam,” to the cheers of rabid followers inside Corridor H, in response to Deadline.
Panels for DC Movies, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Photos, have lengthy been publicly scheduled and extremely anticipated by convention-goers, in response to The Wrap. Whereas followers have been properly conscious Johnson would seem to advertise “Black Adam,” he nonetheless made fairly an entrance.
“Corridor H, you could have been warned,” Johnson’s voice boomed over the audio system. “The DC universe won’t ever be the identical once more.”
With a colossal display screen behind him depicting a flurry of lightning results, Johnson raised his arms in an influence pose solely a superhero — or antihero — may. Black Adam is finest generally known as a supervillain who wields all of the powers of Superman with out the obstacle of a conscience, in spite of everything.
Johnson in the end laid pageantry apart after concluding his entrance and returned to the stage to debate the movie in additional element. Becoming a member of him have been “Black Adam” director Jaume Collet-Serra and solid members Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell.
“I heard Black Adam was right here,” joked Johnson.
Whereas the movie’s premise of Black Adam being launched after 5,000 years of imprisonment solely to hunt vengeance has been clear for the reason that first trailer was launched in June, followers received an unique take a look at new footage that includes Viola Davis as her unscrupulous character of Amanda Waller.
The brand new clip confirmed explorers disturbing an historical tomb — just for Black Adam to crash down and kill everybody in sight. The footage additionally confirmed the Justice Society — composed of Atom Smasher, Hawkman, Cyclone and Dr. Destiny — attempting to cease him.
“It has been an extended journey full of ardour and grit to push ‘Black Adam’ alongside — it has been over 10 years,” stated Johnson. “To be right here at Comedian-Con, Corridor H, representing a DC hero, an antihero, is a dream come true.”
Whereas followers additionally heard Hodge admit that being solid within the movie “was probably the greatest moments of my profession” and Centineo admitted that “it blew my thoughts to be a part of this universe,” none have been doubtless as joyful as Johnson himself — as he’s attended Comedian-Con for many years.
“Once I began 20 years in the past, many moons in the past, I might convey motion pictures right here and hope individuals would find it irresistible,” he stated. “How can we create one thing that’s contemporary and distinctive … present and create one thing that’s by no means been completed? My purpose is to usher in a brand new period within the DC universe.”
“Black Adam” will hit theaters in the USA on Oct. 21.