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The Rock Confirms He is Playing Black Adam in Shazam Film [Update]

Dwayne The Rock Johnson announced on Twitter who he is playing today.

Back on August 19th, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said that he was in talks with Warner Bros to either play Shazam or Black Adam for an upcoming DC Film. He mentioned that Black Adam was one of his favorite characters, but he seemed to be up for both roles. Johnson announced today, on Twitter, which character he would be playing: Black Adam

Update: According to Variety, The Rock will be starring DC & New Line Cinema's (A subsidiary of Warner Bros.) Shazam film, playing Black Adam. Darren Lemke (Jack The Giant Slayer, Shrek Forever After) will be writing the script. Hiram Garcia (Hercules) is producing.

Source: Twitter, Variety

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Posted By Fallschirmjager

Please no ears.

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Entertainment Weekly and Geoff Johns confirms on twitter that The Rock is Black Adam. Thank god he is not Billy

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Posted By GraniteSoldier

Yes. So much yes.

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Posted By frozenedge

Perfect choice in my opinion

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Posted By dagmar_merrill

Sweet

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Black Claw approves.

EDIT: Wait, the guy who wrote Jack the Giant Slayer is writing this? Damn it, it's like DC gives crappy writers to non Superman/Batman characters on purpose.

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Posted By Psycho_Soldier

YEAAAAH!!!!!

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Posted By MrTummyTumms

I'm actually very excited to see where this goes.

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Posted By RustyRoy

Awesome!!!

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Posted By DrellAssassin

I pity the Shazam actor who has to bulk up in order to look in the same league as the Rock.

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Posted By IDontLikeBirds

Smart move on his part. He looks the part, plus I think it's a nice change from his usual roles. If he were Shazam, he also wouldn't get as much screen time as that character/actor has to be split a bit with whoever plays Billy Batson. He plays the good guy a little too often, and I think he's well suited for a villain/anti-hero. He's charismatic, and Black Adam has a bit of a following despite being a villain for the most part. He'll definitely be a villain people will want to watch.

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Posted By Bsaa

@boynerdgeek: Well then ppl can't complain about "dawk n gwittee" cuz that guys written kid's movies.

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Posted By Zelos797

The Shazam movie just instantly became like X100 times cooler.

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Posted By The Stegman

YES!!

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Edited By StMichalofWilson

Finally!

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Edited By The_Scourge

Great casting! Like this much better than him as Shazam

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Posted By ms__omega

Yay!!!

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Posted By monarch2016
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The rock playing a bad guy?

This is great

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Posted By dreamfall31

The writer of Jack The Giant Slayer and Shrek Forever After isn't promising, but maybe he can surprise us with a good movie!

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Posted By Oscars94

So much yes.

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@dreamfall31: I was thinking the same thing but I'm guessing WB saw something in his writing that would be perfect for the film so I'll put my faith in them that they know what they're doing.

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TOTALLY CALLED IT!

hell yeah im stoked on this!

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Posted By Boynerdgeek

@dreamfall31: oh well the writer it is not involve with serious and gritty movie before which perfect for Shazam.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

hopefully it works out well, I will remain cautiously optimistic about this but he isn't that great of an actor.

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Posted By Boynerdgeek

So who will be Billy Batson and Captain Marvel ? Lets speculate and fan casting

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Posted By _ANDY_CAN

about time. Now who is shazam

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Posted By JJ_Was_Here

@captainmarvel4ever: Oh buddy, I realize this must be hard on you. I'm here if you need anything. Superman Returns was only yesterday for me.

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Posted By Mad_Titan

This is a great news! I heard he was hesitant at first as he preferred playing a superhero first. Nice to know he has settled his mind.

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Posted By HeraldofGanthet

@_andy_can:

about time. Now who is shazam

I'm thinking John Hamm from "Mad Men". He's certainly got the height and that classic Captain Marvel jawline (not to mention the millions of viewers/fans from his AMC show that could turn around and see this movie)...

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Posted By MAZAHS117

Bout damn time!

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Posted By Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Now if only he could act...

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Tom Hardy for Shazam?

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Posted By cosmicallyaware1

@_andy_can:

about time. Now who is shazam

I'm thinking John Hamm from "Mad Men". He's certainly got the height and that classic Captain Marvel jawline (not to mention the millions of viewers/fans from his AMC show that could turn around and see this movie)...

that could work. Needs to bulk up a bit though..............

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Posted By jonny1995

I'm going to be honest and I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for saying this:: I can't see him as Black Adam.

He has the look of Black Adam but I don't think he can pull of the acting chops to play someone like Black Adam.

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great choice

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Posted By _ANDY_CAN

Brandon Molale for shazam

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Edited By Gizmorino

Cool

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Posted By Moul

@_andy_can: Jason Momoa should be Shazam, he's perfect but they casted him for Aquaman :P

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Posted By HeraldofGanthet

@cosmicallyaware1:

that could work. Needs to bulk up a bit though..............

Shouldn't be too hard for him, considering that he's in pretty decent shape at the moment. Still, one round each of P90X and Body Beastand he should be ready to go.

Two rounds if he REALLY wants to make an impression (lol)!

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I'm on board. I can definitely see Johnson rocking that role...yeah...

I don't know the screenwriter by name, but those two credits given in this article scare me...

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Posted By flameboy298

sucks...I wanted him to be a recurring character in the DCU maybe this will be good too...

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Posted By Super_SoldierXII

The writer of Jack The Giant Slayer and Shrek Forever After isn't promising, but maybe he can surprise us with a good movie!

Let us not forget ... the Producer of Hercules. Sigh.

Not enthused about the creative talent on board thus far. Not one bit. (Aside from the Rock playing Adam that is).

Hopefully they get a great director. Fingers are crossed.

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Posted By justice teen

The potential is strong in this one. It nice to see the hero play an anit-hero role. Fast and Furious doesn't count sine he was still the hero.