Dwayne Johnson Confirms DC Film Role
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam.
He may not have a hard time making a decision. He told The Associated Press on Monday that he has always been a fan of anti-heroes and said one of his favorite DC Comics characters is Black Adam.
Appearing in Mexico City to promote "Hercules," Johnson said he will make sure comic fans are not disappointed.
"I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role," he said.
Johnson didn't say whether his character will appear in the film "Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice," which is scheduled to be released in 2016
This was one of the worst kept "secrets" in Hollywood. This is up there with Vin Diesel talking about meeting with Marvel Studios for a role. Johnson has pretty much told anyone who would listen that he has met with WB/DC to discuss a role and that his role would be a pretty powerful character (on par with Superman). The only question remaining is whether or not it's a hero (Shazam) or a villain (Black Adam). I think a lot of folks (maybe even Johnson himself) are leaning towards the Black Adam role but I'd actually be okay with either. I think Johnson is an underrated actor and that his problem has been more with picking bad roles than his actual acting in a film. Many times he's the lone bright spot in the film. I think we'll be hearing fairly soon what his role is.