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The Rock Makes Epic Entrance To ‘Black Adam’, Talks About Superman

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  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showcased his upcoming DC anti-hero film Black Adam at the SDCC.
  • A fan asked him who would win the fight: Black Adam or Superman.
  • Johnson said it would depend on who plays the Man of Steel, which would piss off the crowd.

Dwayne Johnson looks set to take on Superman if he returns to the DCEU.

During Warner Bros. Ahead of Saturday morning’s San Diego Comic-Con session, the actor, who was there to promote his DC movie Black Adam, was asked by a fan who would win the fight: Black Adam or Supes.

Johnson smiled as he considered the question before replying, “Don’t threaten me with a great time, because I’m going to answer this question right now.”

Left: Dwayne Johnson onstage at a Warner Bros. advertising panel. "Black Adam" at San Diego Comic-Con.  Right: Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel."

Left: Dwayne Johnson onstage at the Warner Bros. Black Adam panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Right: Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel.

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“As you guys know, since we’ve all dived deep into this mythology, it’s been an age-old question of who would win the battle between Black Adam and Superman. Pound for pound, they’re pretty close,” Johnson said. . “I think it all depends on who plays Superman. I’ll just say it.”

That last line infuriated the Hall H Comic-Con crowd, which seats over 6,000 people.

“I’ll leave it at that. We’ll just go with it,” Johnson added, raising his eyebrows.

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Ahead of Saturday’s panel, Comic-Con viewers were hoping the WB could introduce the Man of Steel star with some Superman news, but the anticipated Saturday morning panel only focused on next year’s Shazam sequel, Shazam! Gods” and Johnson’s October anti-hero film.

The latter also starred Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Cuntessa Swindell, all of whom joined Johnson to tease the film, which The Rock had been trying to make for over a decade, on the Comic-Con stage. During the panel, Johnson discussed what it means to him to finally screen the film in Room H.

From left to right: Tiffany Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Jaume Colle-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell onstage at the Warner Bros. advertising panel. "Black Adam" at San Diego Comic-Con.

From left to right: Tiffany Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Jaume Colle-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell onstage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting Black Adam at San Diego Comic-Con.

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“To be here today to see Black Adam levitate and scatter lightning like he was handing out candy, I have to tell you guys this is truly a dream come true so thank you so much for that and for all the love and support. – Johnson. told the crowd.

Johnson put on a massive spectacle promoting his DC anti-hero film, which is about a 5,000-year-old slave who has been granted the powers of the gods. After he misused his powers, he was imprisoned by the gods who granted them to him.

Early Saturday, Johnson made an epic entrance to Hall H to open the Black Adam panel.

Dwayne Johnson on stage for a Warner Bros. advertising panel. "Black Adam" at San Diego Comic-Con.

Dwayne Johnson onstage at a Warner Bros. panel promoting Black Adam at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Smoke filled the dark room, thunder and flashes of light imitating lightning strikes. Johnson then rose from the floor to a pedestal in his superhero costume, hovering above the crowd as bright lightning flashed behind him.

He looked absolutely majestic and the crowd perked up.

It was an incredible moment – and the culmination of an hour-long WB panel – that would have been even more incredible if Henry Cavill had popped out from under the floor right next to him, or appeared on the panel very close.

Only promoting Shazam 2 and Black Adam may have been the smartest and safest choice for Warner Bros., as their The Flash star Ezra Miller is currently embroiled in controversy and the upcoming Aquaman sequel is in development. news recently during the trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the panel, Johnson told those gathered in Room H that each person had been given a card that would allow them to go to an IMAX screening of the film when it was released in October.

Black Adam is in theaters October 21, 2022.

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