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Black Adam Shows Off More Footage & Conflict with the Justice Society at SDCC

Black Adam trailer SDCC 2022 Justice Society Hawkman Dwayne Johnson Rock Amanda Waller Viola Davis San Diego Comic-Con

At San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed up to discuss and premiere some new footage of Black Adam, the upcoming DC Films anti-hero movie. The new SDCC footage isn’t really long enough to call a trailer, but it does show off a bit more of the Justice Society that will feature in Black Adam. Additionally, Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller in the movie for some reason, despite being stonewalled pretty hard for her incompetence during The Suicide Squad.

The plot synopsis for the movie is pretty straightforward: “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.” In other words, Dwayne Johnson gets to kill bad guys while the Justice Society is like, “Hey, kill fewer people and be a cool good guy with us.”

The Justice Society includes Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, and there are additional performances by Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Mo Amer, and Bodhi Sabongui.

This SDCC non-trailer footage should hold fans over till the release of Black Adam in theaters on October 21, 2022. And in related news, the Shazam sequel received its upbeat first trailer today.

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Former Managing Editor at The Escapist. I have been writing about video games since 2018 and editing writing on IT, project management, and video games for around a decade. I have an English degree, but Google was a more valuable learning resource. I taught English in South Korea for a year in 2018, and it was exponentially more fun than living in Pennsylvania. My major passions in life are SNES, Japanese RPGs, Berserk, and K-pop. I'm currently developing the game Boss Saga with my brother, which is guaranteed to change your life and you should buy it.