New DC Films Promo Proclaims the World Needs Heroes

2022 is going to be a big year for heroes. We always hope it will be in real life, but specifically on the big screen, we’re going to get a lot of capes and masks. In the new promo for DC Films, we see four pretty enormous releases for the rest of the year. We’ve all got The Batman on the brain, since it’s coming out in a few short weeks. But we’ll also have Black AdamThe Flash, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to keep the heroism going. And we get our best look yet and some of the DC Comics favorites making their big screen debuts.

We’ve seen a good amount of this footage from The Batman before. And yes, we’re obviously super stoked about it. But what has me the most excited in this minute-long tease are the shots of the Justice Society members we see in the Black Adam footage. Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman spreads his wings; Pierce Brosnan’s Dr. Fate looking suitably regal; Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher bigger than buildings; and Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone looking like an absolute boss.  Black Adam, from director Jaume Collet-Serra, will hit theaters July 29.

Hawkman extends his wings in a clip from the Black Adam movie in DC Films' newest promo.
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The promo has significantly fewer new cool shots from The Flash, but we do get to see Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) seemingly in different parts of his history. We also hear Michael Keaton’s Bruce Wayne (conveniently not pictured) ask why Barry would want to save this world if he could go to any parallel one he wanted. A valid question, surely. Andy Muschietti’s movie will come out November 4, so there’s plenty of time to see more.

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) sits on a weird underwater throne in a shot from DC Films' upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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Finally, we get a few shots from James Wan’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which mainly consist of Jason Momoa standing in CGI water. Still, it’ll be cool to return to that vibrant and truly buck wild undersea world. That movie has a scheduled release date of December 16.

Kyle Anderson is the Senior Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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