The Rock Makes Epic ‘Black Adam’ Entrance and Talks Superman

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson premiered his upcoming DC anti-hero film “Black Adam” at SDCC.
  • A fan asked him if Black Adam or Superman would win in a fight.
  • Johnson said it would depend on who played the Man of Steel, which would piss off the crowd.

Dwayne Johnson looks set to take on Superman if he returns to the DCEU.

During Warner Bros. Scheduled Saturday morning at the San Diego Comic-Con panel, the actor, who was there to promote his DC film, “Black Adam”, was asked by a fan who would win in a fight: Black Adam or Supes.

Johnson smiled as he considered the question before replying, “Don’t threaten me with a good time because I’m going to answer that question right now.”

Left: Dwayne Johnson on stage at the Warner Bros. panel.  promoting

Left: Dwayne Johnson onstage during the Warner Bros. panel. promoting “Black Adam” at San Diego Comic-Con. Right: Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’.

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“As you know, because we’re all wrapped up in that mythology, it was the age-old question of who would win in a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Pound for pound, they’re pretty close,” Johnson said. . “I guess it probably all depends on who’s playing Superman. I’ll just say that.”

This last line annoyed the crowd at Hall H Comic-Con, which seats more than 6,000 people.

“I’ll stop there. We’ll settle for this one,” added Johnson, raising his eyebrows.

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Ahead of Saturday’s panel, the Comic-Con crowd was hoping WB might get the ‘Man of Steel’ star out with some Superman news, but Saturday morning’s scheduled panel focused only on what’s next. Next year’s Shazam,” “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” and Johnson’s October DC anti-hero movie.

The latter also stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quntessa Swindell, all of whom have joined Johnson in teasing the film, which The Rock has been trying to spin for over a decade, on the Comic-Con stage. During the panel, Johnson explained what it meant to him to finally show this movie in Hall H.

Left to right: Tiffany Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell on stage at the Warner Bros. panel.

Left to right: Tiffany Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell on stage at the Warner Bros. panel. promoting “Black Adam” at San Diego Comic-Con.

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“To be here today, to watch Black Adam levitate and shoot lightning like he’s handing out candy, I have to tell you guys, it really is a dream come true so thank you so much for that and for your love and your support,” Johnson told the crowd.

Johnson put on a big show promoting his DC anti-hero movie, which follows a 5,000-year-old slave who gained powers from the gods. After abusing his powers, he was imprisoned by the gods who granted them to him.

Early Saturday, Johnson made an epic entrance into Hall H to kick off the “Black Adam” panel.

Dwayne Johnson on stage at the Warner Bros. panel.  promoting

Dwayne Johnson on stage during the Warner Bros. panel. promoting “Black Adam” at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Smoke filled the dark room with thunderous rumbles and flashes of light to simulate lightning. Johnson then rose from the ground onto a pedestal in his superhero costume hovering above the crowd with a brilliant display of lightning bolts behind him.

He looked absolutely majestic and the crowd roared to life.

It was an incredible moment – ​​and the highlight of WB’s hour-long panel – that would only have been made more incredible if Henry Cavill popped up off the ground right next to him after him or appeared very close to the panel.

Only promoting ‘Shazam 2’ and ‘Black Adam’ may have been the smartest and safest choices for Warner Bros., as its ‘The Flash’ star Ezra Miller is currently embroiled in controversy. and the upcoming “Aquaman” sequel is on the way. the news recently during the trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the panel, Johnson told the Hall H crowd that each person received a pass that would allow them to attend an IMAX screening of the film when it was released in October.

“Black Adam” is in theaters on October 21, 2022.

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