Actor Dwayne Johnson made a dramatic entrance at the annual Comic-Con pop culture convention on Saturday when he floated above a smoky stage in a sleek superhero costume and promised “the DC Universe will never be the same.”
Johnson previewed his upcoming Warner Bros film Black Adam, a DC Comics-inspired story about a former slave bestowed with god-like powers who awakens 5,000 years later in modern times.
His performance triggered flickering lights – intended to produce lightning – which were distributed to more than 6,000 fans at a San Diego convention hall.
The actor, playing his first superhero role, said he’s wanted to portray the anti-hero character for more than a decade. The film hits theaters in October.
“It’s been a long journey fueled with passion, dedication and determination,” Johnson said.
Director Jaume Collet-Serra, who worked with Johnson on last year’s action-adventure film Jungle Cruise, described Black Adam as a “dirty Harry type of character” who has “his own sense of justice and mortality.”
“When the system is corrupt, sometimes you need someone to shut down the system,” Collet-Serra said.
The film will also introduce the Justice Society of America, which includes the characters Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan) belong.
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