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by Courtney Key

The teasing is over; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has officially confirmed that he will be playing Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie based on the DC comic.

The Rock tweeted out this image of Black Adam from the comics with his announcement.

The Rock tweeted out this image of Black Adam from the comics with his announcement.

The former wrestling star sent out a tweet earlier today reading, “Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.” My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics”

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Variety has also reported that a screenwriter has been hired for the Shazam project. Darren Lemke, writer of the upcoming Goosebumps adaptation and recent Jack the Giant Slayer movie, will be scripting the film, which does not yet have a release date.

Source: Variety

About The Author


Courtney is a returning reader to the world of comic books, drawn back in by the power of Tom Hiddleston's portrayal of Loki in the MCU and her attraction to broken antagonists with questionable hair. Favorite titles she's currently reading include Loki Agent of Asgard, Saga, Silver Surfer, Ms. Marvel, Gotham Academy, and The Wicked + The Divine. Older favorite comics are Lucifer, Sandman, Kieron Gillen's Journey into Mystery and Young Avengers, and Runaways. When she is not watching television or reading comics and novels, Courtney torments herself by attempting to write fiction. Her favorite apocalyptic scenario is the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. She enjoys riding horses and distrusts chickens, which she considers to be merely T-Rexes in a clever disguise. One day they'll reveal their true colors and you'll see. You'll all see.

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