After teasing a role in a WB movie since the start of the year and also teasing a role in Shazam, Dwayne Johnson has now confirmed he will be playing Black Adam.
Dwayne Johnson took to his Twitter account to reveal the news:
@TheRock) September 3, 2014
In confirming Black Adam, Johnson also confirms a Shazam movie.
Update: Variety is stating Darren Lemke (Goosebumps, Turbo, Jack the Giant Slayer, Shrek Forever After, Lost,) is being brought on to write the Shazam script.
Update #2: DCComics.com confirmed Johnson as Black Adam adding the script is currently in development and production is yet to begin.
Now the question is: Who will play Shazam?
Shazam (aka Captain Marvel) is a magic-based superhero. In the comic books, when young Bill Batson says "SHAZAM!" (genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles and the speed of Mercury), he gets transformed into the hero.
Warner Bros. currently has nine release dates for untitled movies, and now we know Shazam will be one of them:
Untitled DC Film – 08/05/16
Untitled DC Film – 06/23/17
Untitled DC Film – 11/17/17
Untitled DC Film – 03/23/18
Untitled DC Film – 07/27/18
Untitled WB Event Film – 11/16/18
Untitled DC Film – 04/05/19
Untitled DC Film – 06/14/19
Untitled DC Film – 04/03/20
Untitled DC Film – 06/19/20
Untitled WB Event Film – 11/20/20