Dwayne Johnson made a virtual appearance at Saturday’s kickoff of DC FanDome, where he introduced the first footage of his upcoming DC superhero feature “Black Adam”.

It’s no secret that Johnson had long been lobbying to portray the character onscreen, and during the presentation he reiterated how important “Black Adam” has been for him.

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“This character, this film, this universe, has been a gigantic passion project of mine for a very long time,” said Johnson, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s the kind of project I know comes along once in a lifetime. The truth is, I was born to play Black Adam.”

“He is ruthless,” writes the Rock of his super-powered character. “He is unstoppable. He is the reason the hierachy of power in the DC UNIVERSE is about to change.”

“Black Adam” will also mark the first film appearance of DC’s Justice Society, including Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan).

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“He’s more brutal, uncompromising, fueled by the depths of his pain,” Hodge said of Johnson’s portrayal.

“Black Adam” is scheduled to hit theatres on July 29, 2022.