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Dwayne Johnson Revealed Major Black Adam Plans For San Diego Comic-Con, So Get Hyped, DC Fans

Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

San Diego Comic-Con is shaping up to be a significant information dump for comic-book fanatics. Early, it was confirmed that Marvel Studios was planning a return to Hall H, even though Disney has its own D23 celebration set up in Anaheim in September. Not one to be outdone, Warner Bros. and DC also made it known that they will be attending the first in-person San Diego Comic-Con in years by bringing a panel dedicated to Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam to town.

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The Rock is the ultimate hype man. All he needs to do is say, “See you in San Diego,” and you know that his fans, and the fans of the DC cinematic world, would pack the Hall. But he did drop some additional teases into that fantastic video from his gym (which, I’m not sure he ever leaves), by alerting his Twitter followers:

Look, you guys know me. You guys know that any time I do an event like this, my main goal and objective is to always create something so special and unforgettable for you guys, the fans. And I think we’re lining up an incredible Black Adam appearance. Black Adam is bringing gifts for all of you. And I’m also bringing The JSA. The Justice Society of America. … You guys know how Comic-Con works. Hall H. Saturday, July 23. All 6,000 tickets are going to go just like that, so get there early. I will see you then!

This makes sense, from a programming point of view. Scan the list of Upcoming DC Movies, and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam leads the charge for the superhero pack. True, there is also DC League of Superpets, which (ironically), The Rock is also a major part of, so maybe he throws that animated movie a bone with some promotion from the Hall H stage. But thanks to a recent shuffling of the decks. Black Adam received an October 21 release date, and Shazam: Fury of the Gods shifted back to December 16, meaning that a post-credit scene in The Rock’s movie could act as a great tee-up for Zachary Levi’s anticipated sequel. 

Either way, after several delays thanks to so many different reasons, Black Adam is finally ready to begin showing off its stuff to the fans. And as The Rock has been promising, he thinks that this movie is going to change the power dynamic in the DC universe. Given the fact that we don’t have an official Superman movie on the radar, he might be right. While we wait, we can look forward to a new movie starring Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and then we can track the progress (and the behind-the-scenes uncertainty) regarding The Flash. It’s getting very exciting at DC, and San Diego Comic-Con is just the next major step forward.

Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.