Hall H, You Have Been Warned: DC/Warner Presentation Shazam & Black Adam

Saturday morning, Hall H was filled with anxious energy as the crowds made their way to their seats for the DC/Warner presentation, which kicked off with the Shazam: Fury of the Gods panel. Tiffany Smith, the panel moderator, was joined by Zachary Levi, David F Sandberg (director), Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Lucy Lui. Lui portrays Kalypso, one of the daughters of Atlas, along with Helen Mirren and Rachel Zegler.  

Shazam: Fury of the Gods Panel SDCC2022

Levi said the movie is about growing pains as Billy Batson and his Shazamily grow as individuals and heroes.  

During the Q&A there were multiple attempts to get any mentions of Superman, but Levi and film director David F. Sandberg dodged them with ease.

Zachary Levi

The Black Adam Panel rolled in on a wave of thunder as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ascended from the stage, in full Black Adam attire, to declare to Hall H, “The DC universe will never be the same again.”

Black Adam made a Hall H cameo.
Black Adam Panel SDCC2022

After the spectacle, Johnson along with Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell and film director Jaume Collet-Serra joined the panel moderator to discuss their excitement for Black Adam. Colt-Serra added he locked the final cut of the film just the night before, so the cast was able to view the film before attending Comic Con. “Oh, this is something different,” Hodge said, “y’all not ready.” 

“Playing Cyclone has been the greatest honor of my so far,” Swindell said.

Black Adam has been a 10-year passion project for Johnson.

When asked who would win in a fight between Black Adam and Superman, Johnson replies with a Cheshire cat grin, “It all depends on who’s playing Superman. I’ll leave it at that.” 

Johnson ended the panel by surprising all attendees with a free, early Imax screening.

Both panels brought some amazing, crowd-pleasing footage, and though things are changing at Warner Discovery, they are moving forward with Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. Could this be the start of the Black Adamverse?

Black Adam is set for theatrical release on October 21, 2022; Shazam: Fury of the Gods is set for December 21, 2022.