Image Source: Warner Bros.
DC has released the teaser of its latest blockbuster movie, “Black Adam.” And Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a pretty big role to play.
The studio dropped the bomb on Wednesday as fans witnessed a 2-minute clip that showed The Rock as the villain of the story. His character is described to be ambiguous and has godlike powers.
Pierce Brosnan also appears in the trailer as Dr. Fate. Brosnan’s role is not clear, but it seems that the character Brosnan plays has a connection to the moral dilemma that the Black Adam (Dwayne) will face. “You have two choices. You can be the destroyer of this world, or you can be its savior,” said Dr. Fate in a voiceover.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the Black Adam features a warrior who is reborn in the modern world. The 5,000-year-old warrior has the ability to fly and is equipped with superhuman strength where he can punch a plane and hold a rocket while it explodes in his hands.
The short video allows fans a sneak peek of the warrior’s past, detailing he was a slave and was imprisoned in a tomb for 5,000 years until he got out.
Aside from Johnson, the teaser has also revealed some cast who will become part of the production, including Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quintessa Swindell.
Johnson was thankful to his fans, who were quick to laud the upcoming movie. He took to Instagram and said, “Your unwavering support and relentless excitement for this passion project of mine has meant the world to me. Now it’s my turn to deliver for you. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is changing.”
The debut of Johnson as Black Adam is a prequel to DC’s plot, which pairs him against a DC protagonist, Shazam, which is played by Zachary Levi.
Johnson admits that the role is new to him. “As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.
Black Adam is “blessed by magic with the powers equal to Superman, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero who’ll always do what’s right for the people — but he does it his way,” the star added.
The film will hit the big screen on October 21.
Opinions expressed by CEO Weekly contributors are their own.