Dwayne Johnson is all set to change the hierarchy of power in the superhero universe with his Black Adam avatar. The Hollywood star described Black Adam as a ruthless keeper of justice. Johnson pulled back the curtain of his upcoming film Black Adam at the DC Fandome by sharing some concept art trailers for the film, which has not yet been shot. He said that he is in the “very early processes of this creation”. “I can promise you this, I give you my word. We are going to go beyond your wildest expectations,” said Johnson, who also confirmed that the film includes Justice Society of America characters Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher (played by Noah Centineo).
“The superheroes have to exhibit a little bit of restraint when it comes to taking care of the bad guys. This idea that you could take all of Black Adam’s powers and he does not practice restraint, that makes for a really powerful combination, and one that’s explosive, one that’s very dangerous, and one that is ultimately very likable. He’s a ruthless keeper of justice. He is the judge, the jury and executioner,” Johnson said while talking about Black Adam. Black Adam is the arch-nemesis of the DC superhero Shazam. He is imagined as a complex antihero with a rich history of his own.
Although Black Adam has traditionally been a villain, Johnson is selling him as a hero. Teasing the story, Johnson narrated as Black Adam: “I have a knack for destroying bullies, but there are some who think I need help. Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and their new recruits: Cyclone and Atom Smasher. They call themselves the Justice Society, an organisation that believes in fighting for truth and justice. Well, I’m going to teach them that the only beliefs I fight for are mine. Welcome to truth, justice and the Black Adam way.”