LOS ANGELES: A teaser for Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson was released during the DC FanDome event.
The teaser does not contain any live-action footage and is a montage of beautiful artwork that pieces together the backstory of Dwayne Johnson’s anti-hero who will eventually face Zachary Levi’s Shazam.
The teaser reveals how Black Adam, a native of a fictional country in DC Comics called Khandaq, was kept as a slave. He acquired the powers of Shazam but not as a hero.
As Johnson puts it in the voice-overs, “Khandaq needed a hero. Instead, they got me.” After being imprisoned for 5000 years for presumably using his powers for nefarious purposes, Black Adam is free and loose in the world.
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam was previously supposed to appear in Zachary Levi starrer Shazam. but then it was decided to launch Black Adam in a solo movie.
Johnson confirmed that the Justice Society of America characters Hawkman, Dr. Fate and Cyclone will be appearing in the film, alongside previously announced Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo).
Black Adam is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra who incidentally is also directing Johnson in Jungle Cruise as well. The film is scheduled to be released on December 22, 2021.