Building up to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2022, Black Adam remains the most important film for DC Entertainment since their unofficial departure from the Snyderverse. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Viola Davis, and Pierce Brosnan.
While the film introduces Black Adam as the lead, we will also see Doctor Fate, Hawkman, Atom Smasher, and Isis join the DCEU. The film will follow the return of the anti-hero into the modern world, after his imprisonment 5000 years ago.
Dwayne Johnson and his fans
WB-Discovery has banked a lot of the promotion of Black Adam on the actor’s charisma and his reach with fans, which seems to have worked well. Dwayne Johnson has been campaigning harder than ever, meeting fans on multiple occasions.
He has styled himself as a man of the fans as he asserts to know what they expect from him. Previously, many fans on Twitter had been requesting Dwayne Johnson to include Henry Cavill’s Superman in his film. In reaction, the actor replied:
“I’ve learned to always listen to the audience because they will always lead you to where you need to go.“
From back in the day when I was wrestling in flea markets for $40 bucks a match, all the way to now.
I’ve learned to always listen to the audience because they will always lead you to where you need to go.
I hear you & I always got you 👊🏾😉#BlackAdam @SevenBucksProd https://t.co/gqFlDwb8ud
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 1, 2022
A few weeks ago, he had also surprised his fans at a test screening of Black Adam to hear their feedback on the film. Most of them praised the film and his acting, noting that it was filled with unexpected events and revelations.
The Rock meets fans in the cold
In a video that has gone viral, Dwayne Johnson met up with a fan who had been waiting to see the Black Adam actor for more than 2 hours in the dark and cold. The fan was shivering and in tears when the actor approached her.
You truly are “The Great One” met you in Santa Monica and you were soo nice and kind to me even when my camera took a pic of our feet, you got back out of your car to re take this photo I’ll never forget it. pic.twitter.com/s1QhF4QHYV
— Latrey Jackson (@TrayJ182) September 28, 2022
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Friend of mine met you years ago in a Cracker Barrel and had no idea who you were. The story is hilarious. You gave her a napkin signed by The Rock to take back to her class full of kids because "They'll know who The Rock is."
— David Ritterskamp (@DavidRitterskam) September 28, 2022
They ended up hugging and took a few selfies as the actor ensured that she was okay. They even took a video later in which Dwayne Johnson asks the fan about her school and grades. Throughout the video, the fan can be heard expressing her disbelief at finally meeting The Rock.
Respect for this, but also for knowing where the best lighting was for her picture. A man of many skills.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) September 28, 2022
Kindness and respect – the best things come 'free of charge'. Many other celebrities should follow your example and be a little more down to earth. 👏
— Herr_Lich (@Herr_Lich_) September 28, 2022
You’re the best. Humble and you never ever forget your roots. Ever.
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) September 28, 2022
While the viral video increases the audience Black Adam will have, it has also received praise from his fans on Twitter as many point out this is why they love the actor. Calling him “a man of many skills”, “The Great One” and humble.
Black Adam is slated to release on October 21, 2022.