A new Black Adam trailer will be at Super Bowl LVI

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is Black Adam and his appearance at Super Bowl Sunday all but confirms that we'll get new footage of the Hollywood superstar's upcoming DCEU debut.


Super Bowl Sunday is coming soon and with it comes its usual slate of appearances from big names as well as upcoming movies and TV shows. Naturally, the Hollywood superstar, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who is a huge football fan and even had a brief NFL career, wouldn't let this opportunity pass by. But, while The Rock confirmed that he'll be at Super Bowl LVI, fans believe that his appearance will come with a brand new Black Adam trailer.

Black Adam is set to premiere on July 29, 2022.

For something that has topped headlines several times these past few months, we haven't gotten a proper look at Black Adam since DC FanDome 2021. With Johnson's DCEU debut coming up in a few months, fans have been begging for a more extensive trailer. If we're lucky, audiences are going to get more of Black Adam soon.

As confirmed by Johnson on Twitter, he'll make a pregame appearance on Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, being a celebrity and as big as he is, Johnson could be there simply for the festivities. But, his description of an "ELECTRIFYING" appearance alongside a lighting bolt emoji is a telling sign.

If the second-ever Black Adam trailer premieres at Super Bowl LVI, it will mark the first time that the DCEU will drop an official trailer at any Super Bowl. The closest thing that the DCEU has had to an official trailer at a Super Bowl was a Gal Gadot-led Tide ad, which was a tease for Wonder Woman 1984. Some believe that Warner Bros. thinks that a 30-second Super Bowl ad is far too expensive, especially as it costs upwards of $6.5 million. But, with a big star like Johnson in tow, WB must have thought that it might as well splurge since Johnson is a guaranteed box office draw, no matter what.

Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whose "worst" films during the pandemic era at the global box office still pulled in more than their production budgets, the same can't be said for the DCEU. 2020's Birds of Prey, which premiered just as the COVID-19 pandemic was shutting down theaters, only made $201.9 billion against a $100 million budget. Meanwhile, the Gal Gadot-led Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, pulled in $166.5 million despite a $200 million production budget. Finally, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad wasn't any better. Despite rave reviews, The Suicide Squad failed to recoup the $185 million it cost WB to make.

Super Bowl Sunday was always going to be a must-watch event. Black Adam's presence will only make it even more extravagant.

Having said that, only time will tell if Black Adam will indeed appear at Super Bowl Sunday, and more importantly, if Black Adam will curb recent DCEU trends.

In other news, Super Bowl LVI will reportedly see more than just Black Adam. We just found out that Amazon Prime Video will also be part of the showcase with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Meanwhile, Johnson is rumored to be a part of a live-action adaptation of Call of Duty after confirming that he is working on a new video game movie.

Aron Gerencser
Gaming at least as long as he's been walking, Aron is a fan of all things sci-fi and lover of RPGs. Having written about games for years, he's right at home reporting most of the breaking news in the industry and covering the happenings of the e-sports world. Graduating summa cum laude from Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi with a BA in Media Production, Aron has been a game journalist since 2014. When not writing, editing or playing, Aron is building models which you can find on Instagram.
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