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Dwayne Johnson speaks onstage at the Warner Bros. theatrical session with "Black Adam" and "Shazam: Fury of the Gods" panel during 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2022 in San Diego, California. Image Credit: AFP

Dwayne Johnson went a few steps beyond merely teasing his long-awaited ‘Black Adam’ movie at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

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Dwayne Johnson in his Black Adam costume at the San Diego Comic Con Image Credit: Reuters

Ever the showman, Johnson brought a new trailer for the DC Comics superhero film and some flashy technology, lighting up the biggest room at the annual fan convention all while in costume. But he had another big reveal too: Johnson told the 6,000-some people in the audience that they could see ‘Black Adam’ in IMAX for free with the help of the ticketing service Fandango.

The character Black Adam has the powers of the ancient gods and has been entombed for some 5,000 years before being released into the modern world. In the trailer he says his powers are “a curse, not a gift.”

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Actor Dwayne Johnson gestures onstage as moderator Tiffany Smith and director Jaume Collet-Serra react during a panel promoting the DC Comics superhero film Black Adam, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, U.S., July 23, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan Image Credit: REUTERS

Set for an October 21 theatrical release, ‘Black Adam’ reunites Johnson with his ‘Jungle Cruise’ director Jaume Collet-Serra. It also stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, all of whom joined Johnson and Collet-Serra for the panel.

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Cast members Aldis Hodge, Dwayne Johnson, Quintessa Swindell and Noah Centineo attend the Warner Bros. Black Adam press line at the 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego at Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California, U.S., July 23, 2022. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Image Credit: REUTERS

‘Black Adam’ was just one part of Warner Bros. return to Comic-Con, where audiences also got a glimpse at a new trailer for ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods.’ Stars Zachary Levi and Lucy Liu were on hand to promote the sequel, which is due to arrive in theatres on December 21 and continues the story of a teenager-turned-superhero who is feeling a bit like a fraud.

The film sees the return of Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody and adds Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler of ‘West Side Story’ to the mix.

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Tiffany Smith and Zachary Levi Image Credit: AFP

The studio stuck to its 2022 superhero releases, forgoing sneak peeks at films due next year. One of those is ‘The Flash,’ whose star Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii twice this year — in a disorderly conduct case and on suspicion of assault.

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Lucy Liu Image Credit: AFP

Miller plays Barry Allen in the Andy Muschietti-directed film, which has wrapped production and is supposed to open in June 2023.