DC Comics Find Black Adam in The Rock
The ever growing list of Superhero actors has a new name added today. Wrestler turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has confirmed through his twitter account that he will be playing the antagonist Black Adam in upcoming DC superhero movie Shazam. Before confirming this role, Dwayne Johnson has teased for almost a year that he is in talks with DC comics and Warner Bros. for a Superhero film. This led to rumors that Dwayne Johnson might play the role of Batman in Batman Vs Superman. But after it was confirmed that Ben Afleck is new Batman then the rumors changed that Dwayne might play a role in the superhero flick. Fans suggested a number of possibilities with saying that Rock will fit in the costume of Aquaman or He might turns out to be a great Captain Marvel aka Shazam.
Lately The Rock himself have teased from his twitter account that his favorite Superhero is Shazam indicating that he is interested in the role too. After a lot of rumors and speculations, Dwayne Johnson ended all saying that He is the new Black Adam, the arch enemy of Shazam.
For those who don’t know about Shazam – Shazam is a superhero who soul is parted in six kids. When together they shout the magic word ‘Shazam’ they turn into a superhero. Earlier the superhero was called Captain Marvel but after some dispute with Marvel Comics, he was renamed to Shazam. Shazam has Superman like powers and abilities. As of now it has not been confirmed that who will play Shazam.
Black Adam on the other hand was introduced as a Super Villain by DC comics but later on DC comics turned him into a AntiHero. The Rock is known for playing antihero as he don’t like to play a villain so it is still unknown if his version of Black Adam will be a real bad @$$ or will be a antihero.
UPDATE: The Rock has teased in a recent tweet that he like Black Adam because he is a perfect Antihero. So may be he will play Antihero Black Adam.