Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to appear in an upcoming DC Comics film. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
According to Associated Press, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to star in a DC Comics film adaptation but has yet to decide between the Superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis turned anti-hero Black Adam.
Shazam, or earlier known as Captain Marvel, is a superhero which originated from DC Comics. When young Billy Batson utters the word “SHAZAM!,” he is immediately struck by a magical thunderbolt, transforming him into a superpowered adult hero Captain Marvel/Shazam, the Champion of Magic empowered by the powers of six Elders, each representing a letter of the magical words:
S for Solomon, granting him Solomon’s wisdom
H for Hercules, granting him Herculean strength
A for Atlas, granting him the stamina of Atlas, the Titan who bears the heavens on his shoulders
Z for Zeus, the God of Thunder, giving him the ability to command lightning and other magical prowess
A for Achilles, granting him the courage and bravado of the greatest hero of the Trojan War, Achilles
M for Mercury, swiftest of the gods, granting him godlike speed and his power to fly
Johnson tells the press for his affinity for anti-heroes, revealing that Black Adam was one of his fave comic characters, hinting that choosing which role to portray might not be necessarily that hard.
Black Adam, another DC comics character, who antagonizes Shazam/Captain Marvel. He is a villain turned anti-hero who served with JSA (Justice Society of America). Black Adam is an ancient force, born to the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. Supposedly, he was to chosen to be the first Shazam, until the intervention of the half-demonic Blaze. When uttering the words “SHAZAM!,” Adam is instead empowered by:
Shu, giving him stamina and invulnerability
Heru or Horus, giving him flight and speed
Amon, providing him super strength
Zehutti, or Thoth, giving him access to godly level of knowledge, magical and mundane
Aton, providing the magic lightning that transforms Adam
Mehen, giving him courage and godly degree of inner strength
“I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role,” said Johnson in his appearance in Mexico City for the promotion of his movie “Hercules,” promising comic fans that they won’t be disappointed
Johnson did not confirm whether his character will make an appearance to the upcoming “Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice,” which is scheduled to be released in 2016.
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