Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says ‘Black Adam’ Will “Usher in a New Era” for DC

Black Adam

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has revealed that Black Adam will “usher in a new era” for the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Something the DCEU desperately needs.

Johnson, 50, will star as the titular antihero in the upcoming superhero blockbuster. And revealed that the project will mark a change in the “hierarchy” for the DC Universe that has been hinted at in various trailers.

“That footage is a reflection of our tone. That footage is also a reflection of our director’s vision, who wanted to create something that was different; who wanted to create a movie that was disruptive. But also he wanted to create a movie that would start the pendulum swing in the DC Universe.” Dwayne said, speaking to Screen Rant at San Diego Comic-Con.

Black Adam Comic-Con Sneak Peek

The footage that Johnson reference was shown as a sneak peek at the event. 

While still having the feel of the DCEU, the footage also feels like it has a hint of Zack Snyder’s style, with 300-esque inspired visuals. The film, however, is not directed by Snyder (who has done a number of films for the DCEU), but Jaume Collet-Serra.

“In addition to the hierarchy of power that I’ve been talking about, this pendulum swing (will) usher in a new era of the DC Universe. A new antihero era; a new era of tone, and a new era of story.” Johnson adds.

The Rock also revealed that he and the crew will take on board what the fans say in response to the movie to shape the future of the character.

Black Adam The Rock

“And also, it’s this incredible opportunity that we have at Seven Bucks Productions for Black Adam’s storytelling to build out the DC Universe with disruption and with respect. Listening to the fans, because they’ll always guide you.” Johnson says.

The star is also “100% committed” to building a Black Adam universe, saying, “I am 100% committed to not only ‘Black Adam’ but then expanding the ‘Black Adam’ universe, the DC universe.”

“I am an optimist from the word, ‘Go’. So, to me and to all of us up here, all universes exist in our heads. I will, we all will, work very hard to make sure we are honoring the mythology but also giving the fans what they want.” Johnson adds. 

Black Adam hits theaters this fall, October 21, 2022. Are you excited for the film? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!


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