Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced today that he will be playing the role of Captain Marvel’s nemesis, the sometimes antihero Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie from New Line Cinema and DC Comics.
The Rock has been teasing his possible role in a future DC movie, however many thought he would be playing the eponymous role of Shazam in a rumored extremely kid friendly film.
With Dwayne confirmed to be Black Adam I am hoping the movie will take a darker route – and personally I think that he can fill the position of Black Adam perfectly, as he was (and sometimes still is) the Most Electrifying Man in all of Sports Entertainment! Ironic, no?
Teth Adam, or Black Adam, was the original prodigy of the great wizard Shazam, who since passed his powers onto Captain Marvel – or as we now know him, 10 year old Billy Batson, who when he utters the phrase Shazam, turns into his magically powered super hero alter ego Shazam. Like Billy, when Teth utters the phrase Shazam he turns into his villainous alter ego Black Adam, with a similar set of magical powers.
Of course, both of these super-beings have no problem trouncing good ol’ Superman like some chump Jabroni.