Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Confirms Shazam Movie Role

News Mike Cecchini 8/19/2014 at 10:40AM

After months of teasing fans, the Rock confirms he's in the Shazam movie...but not necessarily as the hero. UPDATED...

We love Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but this is starting to get a little ridiculous. After teasing fans for months (and months) about a potential DC Comics superhero movie role, with his most recent hints pointing squarely at a Shazam movie, the Rock has finally come clean. Sorta.

On the one hand, he appears to have confirmed once and for all that there's a Shazam movie in the works at Warner Bros. On the other hand, his role is still unclear. At a press conference in Mexico City (via the AP), the Rock says (get it?) that he "is a fan of anti-heroes" (imagine that!) and has yet to decide on whether he will play the title role or his nemesis, Black Adam, a character he has expressed a fondness for. There is no direct quote on this from the AP, unfortunately, but they say he described Black Adam as "one of his favorite DC characters."

So, it looks like this image he tweeted of Superman and Shazam taking on Black Adam back around SDCC wasn't just Rock being ambiguous...he really could be either character! This isn't the first time a Shazam movie has been in development, and Mr. Johnson's name had come up in discussions about Black Adam several years ago, as well.

However, you may also consider this final confirmation that there is a Shazam movie in the works at Warner Bros. No word on whether the character will be involved in the Justice League movie or make a cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

"I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role," he said. Yes, but WHICH role, Rock?

Thanks to JoBlo for pointing us at the La Nacion article with Mr. Johnson's quotes.

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