The future of the DCEU may be in a state of flux with its stars getting mired in controversy and a change of direction from Warner Bros. Discovery. But there are still some projects on the slate to get through before any of these changes come into effect. One of the longest-gestating of these is Dwayne The Rock Johnsons Black Adam which finally hits theaters on October 21. Johnson has been attached to the project for more than a decade and it finally looks as though the world will get to see what he has in store as one of DCs most iconic anti-heroes. Not much is known about Black Adam at the moment but fans have gotten brief glimpses of the action this super-powered epic has to offer.
And that has been the focus of Black Adams pre-promo campaign thus far. Johnson has been vocal that his DC character is willing to cross the line that many of his costumed counterparts wont with rumors of Black Adam taking out Superman percolating online. Now as the press have gotten to see a sneak peek at the Black Adam trailer at CinemaCon murder is on the brain again. In the trailer Johnsons hero reportedly responds to a Heroes dont kill people… with a resounding Well I do. And after some concern about this boasting of bloodshed the man himself has responded to this exact line. Dropping a Black Adam Bomb Superman Dwayne Johnson
Black Adam star Dwayne The Rock Johnson responded to concerns over his hero bragging about murder in the trailer that debuted for the film at Cinema Con. A fan criticized Black Adams dialogue heroes dont kill people saying that the line does not make any sense considering that even Justice League-level heroes like Batman Aquaman Superman and Wonder Woman have all put people to their deaths.
Johnson responded back saying that upon seeing the film fans will understand the context of that line and that it will all make sense Once you watch Black Adam youll understand the context of the line. It makes sense. The mythology of TethBlack Adam.
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Early reactions to the Black Adam trailer have described the film as dark dangerous & badass so all this murderer talk may actually be justified. Johnson is playing the full wrestling heel not just on-screen it seems but in promoting this movie as well. Not only has the star tweeted many times brandishing how he is changing the hierarchy of the DCEU but now he seems to be directly responding to fans who may have a problem with his hero crossing that sacred line.
And he does have a bit of point here. Moviegoers havent even seen the trailer let alone the entire movie so the context of this I do line may be completely lost. Perhaps in the run of what is supposed to be a pretty intense film it makes total sense and could serve as one of the most cheer-worthy moments in the DC epic. Although seeing a theater of fans hooting and hollering for murder may be a bit of an unnerving sight.