It was rumored (by many sources including himself) that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was all but signed to appear in the forthcoming DC Universe SHAZAM movie and the only detail left to work out was whether he would play Billy Batson’s alter ego or the villanous Black Adam.
According to multiple sources (including The Rock himself — see below) today that desicion has been made and he will be Black Adam as the film now rolls into pre-production with a script penned by Darren Lemke (GOOSEBUMPS, JACK THE GIANT SLAYER).
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014
I’m not thrilled about the choice, as I think he would have made a kick-ass Shazam, but I’m confident he will be chewing some scenery as the villain here.
I was also kind of hoping to see him go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill’s Superman at some point, but I guess that won’t be happening either, although I imagine he could show up in one of the other DC films as well, depending on the direction they take with his character. I wonder if we will ever see a Legion Of Doom?
Now the real $64,000.00 question is who the hell is going to play Shazam against him?