Dwayne Johnson confirmed as Black Adam

Speculation has been rampant as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been hinting at his involvement in the “Shazam” film for a while. Well, it’s time for that speculation to come to and end, as Johnson posted to Twitter that he would be playing Black Adam.

I had originally hoped he would play the Shazam/Captain Marvel character, as it would be nice to have a titular superhero character played by a person of color, but at least as the villain Johnson’s acting chops will have a chance to come out.

It will likely result in another DC Comics film where I end up relating more to the villain than the hero sadly.

Still no word on who will play young Billy Batson or his Shazam alterego, the Shazam film should hit theaters in either 2016 or 2017.

Via Screenrant

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Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

4 thoughts on “Dwayne Johnson confirmed as Black Adam

  • September 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm
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    Ok DC. John Cena for Captain Marvel. Just do it.

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  • September 3, 2014 at 11:26 pm
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    I’m calling it now, Haley Joel Osment is gonna play Billy Batson!

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    • September 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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      If this were 15 years ago, that MIGHT make sense. But as he has a full beard and is 26, I don’t think so.

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      • September 4, 2014 at 3:37 am
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        What, and you think Warners and DC aren’t decades behind the curve?

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