Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Teases Shazam Or Black Adam As His DC Comics Role 10

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Shazam & Black Adam Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently revealed that he will be playing a DC Comics character in a movie, and he has just apparently narrowed it down to two possibilities. On Twitter, Johnson tweeted an image of Superman and Shazam fighting Black Adam.

Since Superman is already being played by Henry Cavill in the DC Comics Movie Universe, Johnson is evidently either playing Shazam or Black Adam. Along with the tweet, Johnson wrote, "Someone's gonna get it.."

In a recent interview with Total Film, Johnson said, "There’s a character out there that we’re going to announce very soon, that I’m going to play, and…I’ll just say this, he has the power of Superman, and it’s not Green Lantern, by the way. And believe me, John Stewart, he was a character I wanted to play, but there was already a version of Green Lantern, and so we’ve gone in a different direction. But this character has the power of Superman, he can throw down…just say the word. That’s all I’m going say."

Of course, both Shazam and Black Adam would qualify as DC Comics character with the power of Superman.

According to a recent rumor by gossip blogger Nikki Finke, Warner Bros. is going to announce a Shazam movie at 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. The Shazam movie is rumored to have a release date set in July 2016.

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  1. DSniner

    I hope they spill the beans soon about who The Rock is gonna play.

  2. DSniner said ... (original post)

    I hope they spill the beans soon about who The Rock is gonna play.

    Wait till Saturday, its going to be epic...all day.

  3. Kevin

    *crosses figures* Come on Captain Marvel/Shazam.

  4. thomasj

    i would like rock to play just “the rock” which is “be a hero with shazams body, adams black outfit,smart,funny,mature(mix of all good qualities)” & now prepare a story.

  5. Axel

    I want him to be Shazam, he suits the character a lot better, despite looking more like Black Adam... Looks aren't the most important part people.

  6. Come on y'all!!! How much more obvious can the Rock make it that he is playing Black Adam and not Shazam??? 1) He would just make a way better Black Adam than Shazam, based off both looks and the characters the Rock usually plays. 2) He is probably NOT ALLOWED to actually say it, so he comes out doing these hints and the first one "power of superman" "just say the word" applies to BOTH Black Adam and Shazam, most people's first instinct should have been to Black Adam but most reporters instantly jumped to Captain Marvel and everyone believed. 3) This hint really just confirms it. If he were satisfied with the whirlwind of people believing he was going to play Shazam, would he really post a second hint??? Would he need to?? No he wouldn't. And the hint is a picture of Superman, Shazam AND Black Adam!! If he were just doing Shazam he could have used any of the beautiful panels of Superman battling Shazam 1-on-1 instead of having Superman stand in the background WWE manager style. I think he's making it pretty clear, and the caption "someone is gonna get it" has a double meaning, I think he is implying that "someone" is finally "gonna get" his hint, because so far most people are not getting it.If I'm wrong feel free to send me bitter hate messages on facebook but I think I'm not wrong, and he would make a terrible Shazam I really do hope they save that for someone better suited to the role.

  7. latinbatman

    As much as i would love him to play Black Adam, I don't see DJ playing him. They're going to want him for multiple movies. Usually villains only show up once or twice. Not to mention everyone WANTS him to play BA but he's said this isn't a roll he's demanded, its more of a compromise.

  8. DSniner

    JimmyNeon said ... (original post)

    Wait till Saturday, its going to be epic...all day.

    Cool.I'll prepare myself for epic news all day on Saturday.

  9. It has to be Black Adam. Adam was originally Egyptian. The Rock has played the Scorpian King. It fits. Besides, Black Adam itsnt much of a bad guy anymore. He's more of an anti-hero, and he doesn't like it when people are mistreated. By anyone. If it is Black Adam, the next logical question is; who plays Isis?

  10. Axel

    Why does it have to be Black Adam? Black Adam as a character is either a crazed evil villain or a utilitarian anti-hero fighting for his people's rights... Could the Rock play Black Adam? Sure. Is he a better fit for Shazam AKA the child who is gifted the powers/body of a superhero? Hell yes.Looks aren't everything people.