Did The Rock Just Confirm His Role in a New DC Movie?

"The Rock" as Shazam? If you believe the man himself, it sure sounds like that's what is happening.

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It’s no secret that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been in talks with DC over the last several years regarding a starring role in one of their films. He was seriously considered for a role as the Green Lantern, but it appears that that is no longer happening.

How do we know that? Because The Rock said so.


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In an interview with Total Film to promote his upcoming film Hercules, Johnson confirmed that he will indeed be playing a character from the DC universe in an upcoming movie. While he didn’t give a name, he did offer that “this character has the power of Superman, he can throw down. Just say the word.”

Comic book fans will recognize this as Shazam, a character who turns into a hulking, flying, fighting machine simply by saying the word “Shazam” with great gusto. It sure seems like a role Johnson is well-suited for.

This casting decision would also align with DC’s upcoming movie schedule; a Shazam movie is scheduled to be their next film released after Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Expect an official announcement soon.

[via Screen Rant]

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