'Black Adam' SDCC Trailer Brings Together Dwayne Johnson and the Justice Society of America

Watch a new trailer for 'Black Adam' out of SDCC.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Warner Bros. Pictures

Dwayne Johnson lit up San Diego Comic-Con in full costume as his eponymous Black Adam character and brought a new trailer for the film along with him.

In the movie, out Oct. 21, Johnson plays the antihero almost 5,000 years after he was given the powers of the Egyptian gods and has been freed from a tomb, ready to impart his kind of justice on the modern world.

"My powers are not a gift, but a curse, born out of rage," Black Adam says in the trailer, which you can watch below. "The world needed a hero, instead it got me."

"You can be the destroyer of this world, or you can be its savior," the trailer tells him.

The character was originally created for DC Comics by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, introduced as Shazam's enemy in a 1945 book. He then went on to recur in issues from the 1970s that were centered on the the Shazam Family. (Not to favor one side, Warner Bros. Pictures also released footage from the next Shazam! movie at SDCC.

Black Adam brings the Justice Society of America to the DC Universe. The members are Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan). The movie also brings the criminal group called Intergang to the screen. Sarah Shahi, Mo Amer, Uli Latukefu, James Cusati-Moyer, Marwan Kenzari, and Bodhi Sabongui also star.

The movie comes from director Jaume Collet-Serra and screenwriters Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvan. It is produced by DC Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Flynn Picture Company, and Seven Bucks Productions. Johnson produces alongside Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and Beau Flynn.