Dwayne Johnson Says He’s ‘100% Committed’ To Black Adam & DC Universe

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Dwayne Johnson talked about his commitment to Black Adam and the DC Universe during a recent trailer event.

Dwayne Johnson has been committed to the Black Adam role for decades, and on Wednesday, the first trailer for the film finally reached the internet. As with any superhero or supervillain film, the studio always hopes to launch a new franchise.

Black Adam Forever?

Along with a franchise comes the coveted multi-picture deals stars will sign. During a trailer event for the DC film, ComicBook.com asked Dwayne Johnson how long he could see himself playing the role. Here’s what the 50-year-old star said:

“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. I hear the fans, we all do, and I pick up everything they’re putting down. It doesn’t get by me, it doesn’t get by these guys [producer Hiram Garcia, producer Beau Flynn, director Jaume Collet-Serra]. This is the beginning, hopefully, fingers crossed, of a very long storytelling road that Black Adam is the anchoring jet fuel now that will then push and press this universe out.”

Here is the synopsis for the upcoming film:

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.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan.

Black Adam opens in theaters on October 21, 2022. Continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on every upcoming DC film, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: ComicBook.com

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.