Warner Bros. brings ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Shazam! 2’ to Comedian-Con

Dwayne Johnson went a number of steps past merely teasing his long-awaited “Black Adam” film at Comedian-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

Ever the showman, Johnson introduced a brand new traile r for the DC Comics superhero movie and a few flashy expertise, lighting up the largest room on the annual fan conference all whereas in costume. However he had one other large reveal too: Johnson advised the 6,000-some folks within the viewers that they might see “Black Adam” in IMAX free of charge with the assistance of the ticketing service Fandango.

The character Black Adam has the powers of the traditional gods and has been entombed for some 5,000 years earlier than being launched into the trendy world. Within the trailer he says his powers are “a curse, not a present.”

Set for an Oct. 21 theatrical launch, “Black Adam” reunites Johnson along with his “Jungle Cruise” director Jaume Collet-Serra. It additionally stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, all of whom joined Johnson and Collet-Serra for the panel.

“Black Adam” was only one a part of Warner Bros. return to Comedian-Con, the place audiences additionally acquired a glimpse at a brand new trailer for “ Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” Stars Zachary Levi and Lucy Liu have been readily available to advertise the sequel, which is because of arrive in theaters on Dec. 21 and continues the story of a teenager-turned-superhero who’s feeling a bit like a fraud. The movie sees the return of Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody and provides Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler of “West Facet Story” to the combo.

The studio caught to its 2022 superhero releases, forgoing sneak peeks at movies due subsequent 12 months. A type of is “The Flash,” whose star Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii twice this 12 months — in a disorderly conduct case and on suspicion of assault.

Miller performs Barry Allen within the Andy Muschietti-directed movie, which has wrapped manufacturing and is meant to open in June 2023. They’ve been credited as the primary out LGBT particular person to play a lead function in a significant superhero movie.

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