Second “Black Adam” Trailer Reveals Dwayne Johnson’s Cursed Superhero
“These powers are not a gift but a curse.”
These are the sentiments of Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) as the second Black Adam trailer begins, the most potent new superhero to enter the DC Extended Universe in a long time and possibly the most powerful of them all. Yet, unlike the super abilities of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Superman, Black Adam’s powers were gained from a horrific sacrifice. Born a slave, he was eventually executed. His powers came when his son sacrificed himself to resurrect his father. So yeah, those are some dark waters from which Black Adam’s abilities rose.
The new trailer offers some fresh looks at Johnson’s long-awaited turn as the antihero, a film he’s been working on for years now. While we’ve known for a while that Black Adam will introduce the Justice Society—Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo)—the new trailer reveals that Viola Davis’s ruthless wrangler Amanda Waller is involved. This is a pretty big reveal, as Waller has had her fingerprints all over the two Suicide Squad films and the Peacemaker series on HBO Max. What her involvement is here, and how much more trouble she’ll get herself into, is still unknown. One could imagine her and Black Adam getting along horribly, or, considering they’re both not in the superhero game but rather share the “whatever it takes” mentality, maybe they’ll be besties.
Sure, we’ve known the film would introduce the Justice Society, but this trailer finally gives us a better look at their capabilities. There’s one really great shot of Atom Smasher, you know, smashing atoms, and some pretty great sequences showing off Hawkman’s majestic suit.
Black Adam comes from director Jaume-Collet Serra, working off a script by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani.
Check out the new trailer below. Black Adam arrives in theaters on October 21.
Here’s the official synopsis for Black Adam:
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the ancient gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.
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Featured image: Caption: DWAYNE JOHNSON on the set of New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures