Dwayne Johnson let his DC character Black Adam loose on Saturday as he unveiled the first footage of the much-anticipated eponymous film during the 2021 edition of DC Fandom.
Johnson performed the opening scene of the film which marks his entry into the DC Extended Universe.
The first footage shows a team of explorers inspecting a cave where they come face to face with Johnson’s cruel supervisor who then begins to wreak havoc on them.
During the free virtual fan event, Johnson said he was “born to play Black Adam” at the DCEU.
“This character, this movie, this universe has been a huge passion project of mine for a very long time and I worked so hard on this project with these hands, my fingers to the bone because it’s the kind of project I’ve known in life. Once comes along. And the truth is, I was born to play Black Adam,” said the 49-year-old actor.
Black Adam is a spin-off from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s Shazam, starring Zachary Levy.
The character first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s as a corrupt villain from power. He became an anti-hero in the early 2000s.
Jaime Collette-Serra, who previously directed Johnson in the upcoming “Jungle Cruise”, is directing the film.
Johnson said that Black Adam recently began post-production and teased that some of the biggest action sequences of all time would be filmed in the film.
“The movie without question has some of the greatest action sequences I’ve ever been a part of. And I’m so proud and excited at our incredible team working to create the breathtaking sacred scenes I’ve ever known you.” ‘Actually,’ he said.
“Black Adam” will also star Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fett.
In a behind-the-scenes video, former James Bond star Brosnan said he had a unique experience working in the film.
He said, “I’ve never seen anything like this before. After doing James Bond for 10 years for films, nothing compares to it.”
Johnson produced the film with Danny Garcia and Hiram Garcia through his Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn produced the film through FlynnPictureCo.
Black Adam will release in the US on July 29, 2022.
The actor also shared the video on his Instagram handle.