Back in January we reported on the possible role of Dwayne Johnson in a unconfirmed DC movie. Speculation was rife with possible roles being that of Green Lantern, Shazam, Lobo or Black Adam. In an interview with Total Film Dwayne Johnson laid out that he and Warner Bros. had been in discussions for a long time about what DC Comics character he could play on the big screen. Johnson not only confirms that he’ll be playing a DC character for certain, and that it is not the Green Lantern, but appears to say he’s playing Shazam.
“I will say this. There’s a character out there that we’re going to announce very soon that I’m going to play, and I’ll just say this: This character has the power of Superman, he can throw down. Just say the word. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Interestingly though, if you look at the DC Comics titles that popped up last month for release… “Shazam!” A solo film was said to follow, before being cancelled, for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for a July 2016 release date.
What do you think of Dwayne Johnson potentially playing Shazam?
Here’s the interview with TotalFilm: