Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Play Black Adam
The former WWE superstar had reportedly been trying to decide whether to play the hero or the heavy in an upcoming film featuring DC Comics‘ SHAZAM! (formerly Fawcett Comics’ Captain Marvel, but that’s all a long story).
Well, it turns out he went with the antagonist role; Black Adam. Leave it to a pro wrestler to understand that the bad guys have all the fun.
Here’s how he told the world, via Twitter:
If you’re not aware, basically DC Comics is in the process of trying to replicate the success of their chief competitor, Marvel Comics. Since 2008, Marvel have grossed billions off of a series of, thus far, 10 movies featuring an assortment of their characters, and all taking place in the same cinematic universe. DC have announced a full slate of inter-connected films to be released over the next few years, of which SHAZAM! will be one.
Total Film talks more about this here, and you can smell more of what The Rock is cooking by clicking his highlighted name above and visiting his PeekYou profile.