Dwayne Johnson has been teasing it for months, tweeting such things as “just say the name” with pictures of Shazam embedded. He even had a stint where he played with our feeble little geek emotions, stating he was unsure if he were to play Shazam or his nemesis Black Adam. Of course, when he said this it just clicked. He LOOKS like Black Adam.
And then he posted this yesterday:
This not only confirms DC’s moving forward with a Shazam flick, but we also know who the next major villain shall be in the DC Cinematic Universe (outside of BvS:DoJ). In most mythologies, Black Adam is the first individual to gain the power of the wizard Shazam, having to only state his name to gain his godlike powers, but power corrupts and he becomes a villain (or more recently an anti-hero). Black Adam originates from Egyptian times, and now fights his way to the modern era to reclaim his title of all-powerful from Captain Marvel (or Shazam as he’s now exclusively referred).
What do you guys think? Is Johnson up to the task?