'The Rock' Dwayne Johnson Confirmed For Shazam Movie

September 4, 2014 12:00 PM

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It’s been obvious for a few months now, but today it’s official — Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, will star in the upcoming Warner Bros.-New Line Cinema superhero film adaptation Shazam. But here’s the interesting part: Johnson will play Black Adam, Shazam’s enemy who is typically a villain in the comic books. According to a tweet sent out by Johnson today, though, the role will actually be portrayed as an anti-hero rather than an evil baddie. Black Adam is indeed often given more of a blurred depiction in comics, and nowadays isn’t as blatantly villainous all of the time.

Shazam is the commonly used name to refer to Captain Marvel, since “Shazam” is the magic word he uses to transform into the superpowered hero. In DC Comics’ New 52, however, they’ve decided to just go with the name Shazam for him now, which makes sense in light of the fact that’s how the mainstream ...

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