Dwayne Johnson topped a superhero-packed bill as Warner Bros presented its upcoming slate of blockbusters at CinemaCon on Tuesday.
Johnson, Hollywood´s top-grossing actor, appeared unannounced to promote his upcoming DC film Black Adam at the annual gathering, where Warner bosses also confirmed that a sequel to Robert Pattinson´s The Batman is on the way.
Further superhero sequels Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as well as the new standalone film The Flash were also presented to movie theater executives and managers, who gather each year at Caesars Palace casino to be courted by Hollywood´s top studios and A-listers.
Johnson described his character in Black Adam as "the Dirty Harry of the superhero world," with ambiguous morals.
"Heroes don't kill people," says one villain in never-before-seen footage, to which Black Adam replies: "Well I do."
Warner and Johnson are banking on Black Adam becoming a major draw for their DC superhero film universe, which has grossed billions without reaching the heights of the rival and record-breaking Marvel films such as Avengers: Endgame.
Johnson surprised attendees by pretending to speak from Hawaii via video, before suddenly appearing in the Caesars Palace ballroom.