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Dwayne Johnson Brings Superheroes To CinemaCon

By Chinelo Eze
27 April 2022   |   11:15 am
  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson topped a superhero-packed bill as Warner Bros presented its upcoming slate of blockbusters at CinemaCon on Tuesday, while Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" graced the Las Vegas casino stage at the movie industry summit. Johnson, is Hollywood's top-grossing actor  appeared unannounced to promote his upcoming DC film "Black Adam" at the annual…

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 24: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson attends CinemaCon 2014 Off and Running: Opening Night Studio Presentation from Paramount Pictures at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2014 on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson topped a superhero-packed bill as Warner Bros presented its upcoming slate of blockbusters at CinemaCon on Tuesday, while Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” graced the Las Vegas casino stage at the movie industry summit.

Johnson, is Hollywood’s top-grossing actor  appeared unannounced to promote his upcoming DC film “Black Adam” at the annual gathering, where Warner bosses also confirmed a sequel to Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman” is on the way.

Further superhero sequels “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” as well as new standalone film “The Flash,” were also presented to movie theatre executives and managers, who gather each year at Caesars Palace casino to be courted by Hollywood’s top studios and A-listers.

Johnson described his character in “Black Adam” as “the Dirty Harry of the superhero world,” with ambiguous morals.

“Heroes don’t kill people,” says one villain in never-before-seen footage, to which Black Adam replies: “Well I do.”

Warner and Johnson are banking on “Black Adam” — out in October — becoming a major draw for their DC superhero film universe, which has grossed billions without reaching the heights of the rival and record-breaking Marvel films such as “Avengers: Endgame.”

Johnson surprised attendees by pretending to speak from Hawaii via video, before suddenly appearing in the Caesars Palace ballroom.

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