Rumors have been circulating for months, and the announcement is finally here: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will play Black Adam
in the film adaptation of Shazam
The wrestler-turned-actor confirmed it today in a tweet.
Black Adam is Shazam's main villain. He is a an immortal and power-hungry son of an Egyptian pharaoh. However, in the recent comics, he's shaping to be
more of an anti-hero rather than a villain.
The film is set to be produced by New Line, a Warner Brothers subsidiary, and the script is to be written by Darren Lemke
“It feels to me like Shazam will have a tone unto itself,” said Toby Emmerich, president of New Line. “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.”
He continued to say that the movie “will have a sense of fun and a sense of humor. But the stakes have to be real.”
The actor who will play Shazam has not been announced, nor has the presence or casting of the so-called 'Marvel Family' been added to the film yet.
This movie is one of many to be on the DC Comics slate
, however it is unknown which date the movie will be released.
My guess is early 2017, maybe late 2016 if they're lucky.
Do you think Dwayne Johnson is a good fit for this role?
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