After months of hoping, auditioning and ruminating, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has finally fulfilled his wish to become a pivotal figure in an upcoming superhero movie. Confirmation has been given that the retired pro-wrestler turned action star has been cast as Black Adam in the just announced Shazam movie, which Johnson will produce with Hiram Garcia via New Line, and Darren Lemke will provide the screenplay.
Johnson broke the news this morning on his Twitter page, that he will portray the anti-hero. Toby Emmerich is probably as happy as Johnson when news broke.
“When I look at Dwayne both off screen and on screen, he is such a larger than life character and it just made perfect sense to me that we put him in a DC comic movie. You look at these comic book characters and they have this certain swag and charisma that Dwayne carries with him where ever he is so that’s why this always made sense.”
As of now, there is no word on who is directing, which candidates are up to play the title character, supporting characters or release date. But with Johnson onboard, this is a good first step to something exciting.