The Rock’s ‘Black Adam’ Controversial Trailer Doesn’t Pull Any Punches

It was only a matter of time, but Dwayne Johnson would finally enter superhero status with the launch of Warner Bros. The first official trailer for black Adam. The Rock’s latest ‘passion project’ has captivated fans with its ominous vibe, offering an arc for the darkest superhero character in the world.good man On the screen, before the official release of the movie on October 19.

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The preview doesn’t leave much to the imagination when it comes to the powers of Teth Adam – better known as Black Adam – with the introduction of the Justice Society of America staff: Dr. Viet (Pierce Brosnan), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and Hurricane Quintessa Swindell).

We also take a look at the hero’s origin story, highlighting Adam’s past as a slave and the tragic loss of his son that drove him back to Earth after 5,000 years of imprisonment. Johnson was stirring up the hierarchy of power in the DC universe, and after witnessing his ability to fly, pick up missiles, and hit jets, we now know why.

Dr. Brosnan’s fate seems to play the role of a moral counterforce in Adam’s life. You have two options,” he said in the trailer. “You can be the destroyer of this world, or its savior.” Plus, Hodge’s Hawkman looks to clash with the hostile hero due to his ideological canon, explaining, “Heroes don’t kill people,” Adam replied, “I am doing”.

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It is precisely this line that has infuriated fans, with some viewers taking to social media to claim it was “illogical”. However, Johnson applauded, explaining, “Once you watch Black Adam, you’ll understand the context of the line. It makes sense. The Myths of Teth/Black Adam. Ruthless without any consideration.”

Johnson’s response appears to reflect previous feelings he shared about the beleaguered superhero, which revolve around a unique moral code. Speaking to Total Film, he revealed that the tormented and conflicted nature of the character was a major attraction to him and a major reason for attracting the role.

“There has always been something unique and different about Black Adam,” he told Total Film. “He was evil, anti-hero, depending on your interpretation of what a villain is. I loved this idea that his pain and anger come from loss, fueled by oppression.”

Black Adam and The Justice Society of America have been favorites on the comic scene since the 1940s, and feature a rotating roster of members. Historically, they were DC’s first superstar team but haven’t made it to the big screen just yet, but the film hasn’t been without controversy. In March, the production was criticized by Marvel filmmaker, Mohamed Diab, for its lack of Egyptian representation.

In an interview with directthe Egyptian director, who just came out of a great career leading the Oscar Isaac series moon knightsuggest it black Adam He could have done more to represent Egypt. His main problem was simply that after the story began in Egypt, the filmmakers then moved to a “fictional Middle Eastern country”, where he apparently found Diab “not of good taste”. However, the first disclosure black Adam The trailer has fans on tour, for a whole host of reasons. Superhero kills? It looks a little out of left field, but that might be exactly what DC is looking for.

The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise), and the film also features the likes of Sarah Shahi, Bodhi Sabongoy, and Marwan Kanzari. Black Adam hits cinemas internationally October 19 And in the United States on October 21. You can watch the first official trailer above and a first look teaser from DC FanDome blow.

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