Dwayne Johnson drops ‘corrected’ Black Adam trailer editing out Justice League reference

Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson has re-released an updated version of his anti-hero DC film’s trailer, editing out part that featured Justice League’s villain Steppenwolf.

As Games Radar reported, the new trailer saw clips from Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, and Birds of Prey, but the original version also included a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment of villain Steppenwolf striking the ground with his ax. That part is taken from the 2017 version of the movie – in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the scene instead sees the villain Darkseid hitting the ground.

Dwayne Johnson re-shared the trailer with a “corrected” version of the trailer along with the caption, “Corrected Long before the world of heroes and villans, #BlackAdam ruled it all. A god with zero mercy and power born from rage. The #ManInBlack hits theaters worldwide… ONE MONTH FROM TODAY. OCTOBER 21”

The official synopsis read, “In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed, and Black Adam has gone from man, to myth, to legend. Now released, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.”

Dwayne Johnson stars alongside Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Mo Amer, Bodhi Sabongui, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate. Collet-Serra directed from a screenplay written by Adam Sztykiel and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani, based on characters from DC, based on characters created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.

The film’s producers are Beau Flynn, Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Chris Pan, Walter Hamada, Adam Schlagman, Geoff Johns, Eric McLeod and Scott Sheldon executive producing.

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam arrives in theaters on October 21.

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