(CNN) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson launches straight into the action in the first trailer for DC’s latest blockbuster movie, “Black Adam.”
On Wednesday, DC released the two-minute clip, starring the Hollywood titan and wrestling legend as the titular antihero, who is morally ambiguous with godlike abilities.
In the promotional video, the 5,000-year-old warrior is reborn in the modern world with superhuman strength and the ability to fly. The trailer for the DC Universe movie shows Black Adam hitting a plane and even holding onto a rocket as it explodes.
Black Adam’s Moral Dilemma
The moral dilemma that Black Adam will face is established in the video when Dr. Fate, played by Pierce Brosnan, says in a voiceover, “You have two choices. You can be the destroyer of this world or you can be its savior.”
The trailer gives fans a glimpse into Black Adam’s backstory, revealing that he was once a slave and emerged from the tomb he was imprisoned in for 5,000 years.
In addition to seeing Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, viewers also get their first look at other characters from the film, including Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone.
‘The Rock’ thanks his fans
Johnson took to Instagram on Tuesday to thank fans for their support as he prepared to make his debut as the DC character who is the enemy of Shazam, played by Zachary Levi in the DC Universe.
Sharing some behind-the-scenes photos, he wrote, “Your unwavering support and relentless enthusiasm for this exciting project of mine has meant the world to me. Now it’s my turn to deliver. The hierarchy of power in the DC universe is changing.”
Revealing the project in 2019, Dwayne Johnson said the role of Black Adam was “unlike anything I’ve played in my career.”
“As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero I could never be. He was too rebellious. Too boisterous. Too resistant to convention anymore. authority,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
He added that Black Adam is “blessed by magic with powers equal to SUPERMAN’s, but the difference is that he doesn’t follow the mark and he doesn’t follow the path. He is a one-of-a-kind, rebellious superhero who will always do what is right.” for people, but he does it his way.
“Black Adam,” directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise), hits theaters on October 21.