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Dwayne Johnson’s 10-Year Quest Brings ‘Black Adam’ to Comic-Con

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SAN DIEGO, July 23 (Reuters) – Actor Dwayne Johnson made a grand entrance to the annual Comic-Con pop culture convention on Saturday, hovering above a smoke-filled stage in a sleek superhero costume. heroes and promising that “the DC Universe will never be the same.”

Johnson previewed his upcoming Warner Bros. film “Black Adam,” a DC Comics-inspired story about a former slave who is granted god-like powers and awakens 5,000 years later in modern times.

His appearance triggered twinkling lights – intended to evoke lightning – which had been distributed to more than 6,000 fans in a convention hall in San Diego.

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The actor, who is playing his first superhero role, said he’s wanted to portray the anti-hero character for more than a decade. The film will hit theaters in October.

“It’s been a long journey, fueled by passion, commitment and courage,” Johnson said.

Director Jaume Collet-Serra, who worked with Johnson on last year’s action-adventure “Jungle Cruise,” described Black Adam as a “Dirty Harry type of character” who has “his own sense of justice and mortality”.

“When the system is corrupt, sometimes you need someone to break the system down,” Collet-Serra said.

The film will also introduce the Justice Society of America, which includes characters Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan).

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Reporting by Lisa Richwine Editing by Marguerita Choy

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