SDCC 2022: Everything We Learned At The DC Comic-Con Panel

Warner Bros. Pictures took to the stage today at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con to preview their upcoming DC theatrical projects.

The audience in Hall H were treated to panels for both Shazam! Fury Of The Gods and Black Adam, both of which also debuted new exciting trailers.

Want to know everything that was revealed? We have got you covered with our round-up.

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods

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First up was Shazam! Fury Of The Gods with cast members Zachary Levi (Shazam), Lucy Liu (Kalypso), Asher Angel (Billy), and Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy) appearing on the panel to tell us more about the upcoming sequel.

We learn that the movie picks up a couple years after the events of the first film, with the Shazam family still getting to grips with the superhero lifestyle.

The fun trailer focuses on this, name dropping fellow DC heroes Aquaman, Batman, and The Flash as Shazam discusses his role in the superhero world.

Check out the teaser here:

We also get a closer look at the villains of the sequel, the daughters of Atlas who have powers unlike anything Shazam and co. have seen before.

Liu introduces her “sisters” Helen Mirren (Hespera) and Rachel Zegler who join the panel via video. Mirren steals the show by telling Levi “I had such a marvellous time kicking the sh*t out of you” before exclaiming “pussy power” – cheeky!

The trailer is careful not to give much away plot wise, but it’s set to a banger by Eminem (Business) and features plenty of humour promising it will have a similar tone to the original movie.

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Levi keeps his cards close to his chest when he’s asked about the possibility of Shazam meeting Black Adam or Superman, simply replying with “next question”.

He’s more open though when asked about the possibility of a third movie, telling the crowd that it depends upon how the second film is received.

If it’s as entertaining and heartfelt as the first, we are sure a threequel will easily be given the green light. We’ll find out when Shazam! Fury Of The Gods arrives in cinemas on 21st December.

Black Adam

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Next up was Black Adam, with Dwayne Johnson floating to the stage wearing his super-suit – that man knows how to make an entrance!

Exclaiming that “the DC Universe will never be the same again”, The Rock then disappears to change outfits and join director Jaume Collet-Serra on the panel.

The filmmaker reveals that work on the movie just finished, with the cast and crew watching it for the first time last night – it won’t be long now until we see it with a release date of 21st October.

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The duo are then joined by cast members Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher), Quintessa Swindell (Cyclone), and Aldis Hodge (Hawkman), with the latter joking that he told Johnson to “f*ck off” when he got the call to play Hawkman, not believing that it was actually The Rock on the phone.

There were some emotional moments on the panel, with Swindell discussing the honour of playing Cyclone and The Rock commenting: “The dream when I first started in this business, you would come here and think, ‘I hope people like it’. To watch Black Adam levitate and throw lightning like he was passing out candy, it was a dream come true.”

Johnson teases that there is more to come saying that Black Adam “will usher in a new era of the DC universe with the Justice Society”, which the anti-hero fights in the new trailer.

You can check out that teaser here:

The trailer also features the return of Viola Davis as the fearsome Amanda Waller, reprising her role from The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker.

Johnson is then asked about fighting Superman, remaining coy like Levi telling the crowd that the hero is “pound for pound pretty close” to Black Adam, so who will win “depends on who is playing Superman”.

Which is unlikely to be Henry Cavill – despite plenty of rumours that he was going to make a surprise appearance at SDCC announcing Superman’s return, sadly that never happened.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray