Get introduced to the backstory of the antihero in Black Adam starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In a teaser trailer shared at the DC FanDome on Aug. 22, concept art shows Black Adam being enslaved in his birthplace of Kahndaq, acquiring his powers (he was originally chosen to be Shazam's successor), then getting imprisoned. Five thousand years later, "the man in black" is free.
In a separate teaser, Black Adam introduces the DC Comics superhero team he's up against: the Justice Society of America, consisting of Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher (who we know will be played by Noah Centineo).
"Superheroes have to exhibit a little bit of restraint in taking care of the bad guys," Johnson said during the DC FanDome panel for Black Adam, according to Entertainment Tonight. "[Black Adam] does not practice restraint. That combination makes him explosive, very dangerous, and very likable, at least to me."
This film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 22, 2021. Watch the first teaser trailer for Black Adam above.