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Black Adam sneak peek from Hall H gives a more electrifying look at the Rock's DC anti-hero

Meet DC's new cinematic superhero Black Adam.... just don't call him a hero

Black Adam trailer
Image credit: New Line Cinema

Updated (7/23/2022): At San Diego Comic Con, DC showed a sneak peek video of Black Adam. Watch this video here, and then the official trailer below.

The first trailer for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's DC superhero film Black Adam has landed, and it is - as expected - something.

Johnson stars as Black Adam, the previous champion of Shazam! (before Billy Batson), who has grown beyond that to be a different kind of hero - some would question if he's even a hero at all. And that's the point of the trailer.

Take a look:

"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," reads New Line Cinema's description of Black Adam.

Johnson is joined in Black Adam with the big-screen debuts of the Justice Society of America - Noah Centino (Atom Smasher), Aldis Hodge (Hawkman), Quintessa Swindell (Maxine Hunkel/Cyclone), and Pierce Brosnan (Kent Nelson/Doctor Fate).

Black Adam is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Johnson in Disney's recent Jungle Cruise film. The film was written by Adam Sztykiel, along with Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.

The Black Adam film debuts in theaters in many countries on October 19, with its North American release planned for October 21.

Get ready for this film with our guide to everything you need to know about Black Adam.

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