Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s been hinting at his Marvel movie role for ages, and Yesterday the actor confirmed his role as none other than the anti hero / villain Black Adam. The DC movie is rumoured for release any time in 2016 based on the DC movie calendar.
No further details are known about the film however, including writer, director, or a release date. Originally Teth-Adam of Kahndaq, Black Adam first appeared in Marvel Family #1 in 1945 and has gone on to be both a villain and an anti-hero throughout his history. The character has powers comparable to that of Shazam, including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic.
Johnson has been in talks to star in a DC film for many years at this point, and earlier this year hinted that Black Adam was one of his favorite characters. A rumor back in June pointed toward a Shazam film opening in 2016 along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and though there is a DC-based film set for release August 5 of that year, it hasn’t been confirmed as being Shazam.
Here’s the tweet from Johnson: