Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, It's been confirmed from the Great One himself .
”"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics” That’s what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted just moments ago late Wednesday morning, apparently confirming that he is in fact taking the role of Black Adam in an upcoming movie for DC Entertainment.
The actor has been teasing an upcoming role with DC and Warner Bros for months, and leaning heavily towards Black Adam, the “Anti-Hero” who acts as a foil for the hero now known as Shazam. The choice was reportedly Johsnon's to make, and his long-standing love for the darker character was well-known.
Black Adam is a character born in the early days of civilization who was one of, if not the first, to wield the magical superpowers of Shazam. In some stories, he is a true anti-hero, just doing everything he can in the Service of his people (Think The Punisher with Superman’s powers), and in some he has been an outright villain, terrorizing the world. It seems we’ll see more of the former than the latter.
Warner Bros has not yet commented on the apparent hiring, nor on when and where Johnson will appear in the role of Black Adam.