Watch Dwayne Johnson get nuts in the first trailer for DC’s Black Adam

Warner Bros. has finally released the first trailer for the Dwayne Johnson-starring Black Adam – and suffice to say, it was worth the wait. 

The highly-anticipated superhero movie, which is scheduled for theatrical release on October 21, will follow the titular DC comics anti-hero as he battles to defeat the Justice Society of America (or JSA). Check out the trailer above.

Johnson stars as Black Adam, the nemesis of Shazam, in the upcoming film, though the latter character (played by Zachary Levi in the eponymous 2019 movie), won’t be appearing in DC’s latest action romp. The Jumanji star will instead be joined by the likes of Pierce Brosnan (Doctor Fate), Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher) and Aldis Hodge (Hawkman). 

Jaume Collet-Serra, the director responsible for several Liam Neeson-led thrillers including Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night and The Commuter, is helming the project – and the filmmaker’s frenetic style is plain to see in Black Adam’s first official trailer. 

The DC movie has been the subject of development for almost half a decade, and Johnson himself first expressed an interest in playing the beefy superhero as early as 2014.

As mentioned, Black Adam is due to hit theaters on October 21, though the movie will make a quick transition to HBO Max following a 45-day theatrical run.

Axel Metz
Senior Staff Writer

Axel is a London-based Senior Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 

Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.