If you're looking for a Superman, this ain't your guy.
Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for Black Adam, which unleashes Dwayne Johnson upon the DC Universe* as the titular anti-hero. Black Adam hails from the ancient lands of Kahndaq, where once upon a time he was imbued with the power of the Egyptian gods. But after being imprisoned for 5,000 years, he's finally free and ready to exact justice—his way.
Unfortunately for him, the Justice Society of America has its own approach to super heroics, and so Black Adam finds himself pitted against the likes of Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan). He is an anti-hero, after all. This clash of world-views couldn't be clearer in this first trailer.
"In this world, there are heroes and there are villains," Hawkman says. "Heroes don't kill people."
"Well I do," Black Adam responds.
The latest installment in the DC cinematic universe comes courtesy of Johnson's Jungle Cruise collaborator, director Jaume Collet-Serra, with a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.
Black Adam will hit theaters on October 21. Watch the trailer below.
(*Johnson will technically make his DC debut in this July's DC League of Super-Pets, lending his voice to Krypto the Superdog. But Krypto probably won't the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe quite like the Man in Black.)