Dwayne Johnson appeared in full superhero costume – surrounded by crackling electricity and swirling smoke – to promote upcoming DC blockbuster Black Adam at Comic-Con in San Diego.
The Hollywood star made an epic entrance on stage at the famous Hall H, warning fans that the superhero universe “would never be the same again”.
Blue sparks flew in the darkness as special lanyards given to attendees flashed blue ahead of the second panel of the day on day three of the world-famous convention.
“Halle H, you have been warned that the DC Universe will never be the same again,” he explained.
Fans got an in-depth look at the film with explosive footage showing Johnson deflecting bullets and smashing helicopters into each other.
“I heard Black Adam was here, that was a cool s***,” Johnson joked as he returned to the stage alongside fellow cast members Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell and director Jaume Collet-Serra.
Johnson told fans his colleague Pierce Brosnan sent his love but couldn’t attend the convention.
“The journey for Black Adam has been long and filled with passion, dedication and determination. It’s been 10 years,” he said.
“The trip was incredible.
“To be here and watch Black Adam levitate and throw lightning like he’s handing out candy is a dream come true.”
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Collet-Serra admitted he was “shy” and that the panel was his “worst nightmare”.
The film is set to be released in the UK on October 21.
Just before that, “Shazam-ily” was officially revealed to fans as a new trailer for the superhero sequel Shazam! Fury Of The Gods debuted.
Stars of the film Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer appeared on stage for the day’s first panel, and Dame Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler, who were unable to attend, sent virtual messages.
Joking about being banned from Comic-Con for fighting, Dame Helen Mirren shocked fans with a humorous but risqué welcome.
Other panels dished up for Saturday include HBO’s House Of The Dragon and a Marvel “mega panel.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/dwayne-johnson-arrives-at-comic-con-in-full-costume-to-promote-black-adam-41862569.html Dwayne Johnson arrives at Comic-Con in full costume to promote Black Adam