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Dwayne Johnson Explains Why Black Adam

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:51

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With Dwayne Johnson being the People's Champ, why did the fan-favorite actor go with Black Adam for the DC Shazam movie?

Johnson explains to Digit Spy that Black Adam is a character he loves and has been drawn to for the past ten years.

I felt ultimately, and this is with all due respect to Shazam, Billy Batson, it's a mythology that I love, it's been with me for almost 10 years now. What made me choose Black Adam was I just inherently felt Black Adam was more interesting to me, because I felt like there were more layers to Black Adam, starting out as a slave and then ultimately becoming the anti-hero who we enjoy today.

Shazam has a 2019 release, though Dwayne Johnson did recently state the release date might be moved up. 

The actor playing Shazam has yet to be cast as well.

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