Dwayne The Rock Johnson has been teasing fans about Shazam for a while. And while he hasn’t come out and said who exactly he would be portraying in a Shazam movie, he has confirmed that we will definitely see Shazam on the big screen in the near future.
In an interview with Spanish site La Nacion, the Rock confirmed the movie, but did not confirm which hero he would be portraying.
“It’s the interpretation of a character from DC Comics. It’s the story of Shazam, but I can’t say if I’m playing Shazam or Black Adam. In this case in particular, I believe we will do the part justice. I’m putting my heart and soul into this role.”
So there you have it. The Rock has confirmed Shazam, just not which color tights he’ll be wearing. Back in July, the wrestler turned actor, tweeted out this picture and at the time, it seemed like he was either preparing fans for his coming-out party as Shazam, or just playing the part of a tease, once again.
Someone’s gonna get it.. pic.twitter.com/eH7GzWxx0u
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2014
I must admit, that when I first saw that tweet, I thought Shazam all the way. But why doesn’t Johnson just come out and admit he is Shazam? I think the answer may lie with the third super-being in that tweeted picture, Black Adam.
A condensed version of Black Adam’s story is this. He is the dark corrupted version of Shazam, and was banished because of his evil ways. While I don’t actually see The Rock, who is known for playing family friendly good guys, portraying a bad guy, all of the misdirection going on with this role, could point to him donning the black tights.
Either way, if The Rock is to be believed, and why wouldn’t he, then Shazam will be gracing the big screen at some point in the near future. In fact, I would venture to guess that Shazam is one of the unmentioned DC titled movies that was announced just last week.
What do you think? Will The Rock be Shazam, or Black Adam? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.