Dwayne Johnson was the opening act of Warner Bros. DC FanDome global event and in true Dwayne Johnson, he left us with a treat: A snippet of the opening scene of DC’s Black Adam. You can check out the scene at the top of this story.

Black Adam is a DC Comics character that started as the archenemy of Captain Marvel, later named Shazam! The character is an Egyptian prince who was chosen by the wizard Shazam! to be his champion until the power corrupted him. Due to that corruption, Black Adam was chained up and sealed away for millennia but is released in present times with a thirst for vengeance. The character received a more sympathetic back story in later comics that turned him into more of an anti-hero and it seems Dwayne Johnson wants to tap into both of these origin stories. The actor has spoken about connecting to the character’s drive to protect the people of his nation by any means necessary, even if that means dabbling in a bit of villainy. Hiram Garcia, who is producing the movie, spoke on how Johnson was born to play the role:

“The guy’s a walking superhero right, and if there was ever anyone born to play a character, it’s him. We’ve been developing Black Adam who knows how many… I feel like it’s been close to like a decade at this point we’ve been talking about this and on it and you see him in that and you’re like, ‘That’s him, that’s why we’ve been waiting, that’s why we’ve been working so hard to make this happen.’ This guy is Black Adam and he is going to change the DC Universe buddy. He’s gonna change that thing.”

Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and, in addition to Johnson, the film also stars Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, Marwan Kenzari, and Sarah Shai.

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