Trailer for 'The Batman,' Dwayne Johnson teases 'Black Adam' and more from DC Fandome

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This year's DC Fandome event treated DC fans to a new trailer of Matt Reeves' "The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson, and the first look at Dwayne Johnson's turn as the super-powerful anti-hero Black Adam.

"Fear is a tool," Pattinson's Dark Knight whispers darkly in the new snippet.

"When that light hits the sky," he says of the Bat Signal, "it's not just a call. It's a warning."

What follows are not only shots of Batman dispatching hordes of bad guys, but scenes prominently featuring Zoe Kravitz as Selena Kyle/Catwoman.

"Who are you under there?" she purrs, feeling Pattinson's cowl.

Paul Dano plays Batman's main nemesis in the film, The Riddler. The villain has morphed more into a serial killer in this version, a much darker version than the one Jim Carrey played in 1995's "Batman Forever." Like in the comics, he's obsessed with matching wits with Batman -- and the obsession is clearly mutual.

Also shown more prominently in the new trailer is Colin Farrell, though you'd be hard-pressed to recognize him as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin.

"The Batman" opens March 4, 2022.

Warner Bros. also unveiled its upcoming "Black Adam" with the help of the character's alter ego himself.

While Johnson said the film just started post-production, he lobbied director Jaume Collet-Serra -- whom he worked with on "Jungle Cruise" -- to present fans with the scene where Black Adam is revealed.

The "Black Adam" teaser featured cast members introducing their characters: Aldis Hodge plays Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell plays Cyclone, Noah Centineo plays Atom Smasher and Pierce Brosnan, who went from James Bond to "silver fox," plays Doctor Fate.

The snippet shows explorers coming upon an ancient site and eventually releasing the god-like figure. A gunman approaches him, and Black Adam picks him up by his throat and electrocutes him into dust. As you might imagine, the victim's heavily armed comrades also prove no match.

"Black Adam" opens July 29, 2022.

Other content included a sneak peek of a time-shifting "The Flash," which is in production. The film stars Ezra Miller and the first look teased the return of Michael Keaton as Batman.

Jason Momoa even gave fans a look at the upcoming sequel to 2018's "Aquaman." The film, titled "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" and from returning director James Wan, hits theaters Dec. 16, 2022.

There was also an extended trailer for "Peacemaker," starring John Cena reprising his role from writer-director James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad." The spin-off series hits HBO Max on Jan. 13, 2022. (The "Peacemaker" trailer features adult language.)

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