Dwayne Johnson Cast But Warner Bros.' 'Shazam' Remains Shrouded In Mystery

September 3, 2014 8:33 PM

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted this morning that he will be playing Black Adam in an upcoming movie from DC Comics, its studio owner Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. The tweet read: “‘Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.’ My honor to become #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics.

First appearing in 1945’s The Marvel Family No. 1, Black Adam was originally a predecessor of Captain Marvel’s, having been given identical powers by the wizard Shazam during Ancient Egyptian times only to become corrupted by them.

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