As we said all along, Dwayne “the rock” Johnson will be playing none other than Black Adam!! He released this tweet just earlier today!
He also attached this awesome picture to it!
For the first time in a long time, I am excited to see a DC movie! The only question left is who will play the original Captain Marvel? With such size and star power on one end, do you think they will go with someone a little less known? Let us know who you think should play Shazam in the comments below!
Here is what the president of New Line had to say about the upcoming movie and his comments on The Rock playing Black Adam!
“It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself,” New Line president Toby Emmerich told the outlet. “It’s a DC comic, but it’s not a Justice League character, and it’s not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be different from the other range of comic book movies.”
Emmerich went on to clarify about the film’s tone, adding it “will have a sense of fun and a sense of humor. But the stakes have to be real.”
He was also asked about Johnson’s role of Black Adam in the film, which he says is a “complex character.”
“The villain in superhero movies is often, I think, what makes the movie. And I thought Dwayne’s take on the character, and the way that he saw Black Adam, was really compelling and fun.”