Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson likely to play Shazam

In a recent interview, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson all but confirmed he’d be playing Shazam (nee Captain Marvel) in the rumored upcoming Shazam film (which is supposedly the next film on DC’s Roadmap after “Batman v. Superman”).

Now it’s entirely possible he was implying he was playing a different part, but with a phrase as particular as “say the word” I find it unlikely.

Johnson as Shazam would be an interesting choice. He’s proven himself as a solid action star in both films serious and comedic. Even his performance in “Pain and Gain” (quite possibly the worst film I have ever had the misfortune to sit through in my life) was solid.

Who will play young Billy Batson (Shazam’s true self) is an interesting question, but Johnson may be the one person of color who could be put in the Shazam role that racists won’t whine about.

Via Screenrant

  • Aaron Simon

    Interesting thought. I’ve also heard rumors that he might be in the movie as well. However I don’t think it’ll be as Shazam. I’ve read reports that he might be Black Adam. I personally like that idea. As Shazam we we’d only see him in about 1/3 of the movie since Billy is a kid. It would be a waste of his talent and Star Power to put him in 1/3 of the movie. Black Adam would see him in more of the movie and in the new 52 B.A. is with the Justice League.