The Shazam DC movie has been confirmed and the Rock would be Black Adam if the reports are to be believed.
News broke just yesterday that DC would be ramping up their comic book movie output by announcing a full slate of movies leading all the way up to Man of Steel 2 in 2018. Warner Bros. will officially announce the upcoming films at Comic Con in July, but in the mean time we can certainly mull over just exactly what this list is proposing.
Amongst the Justice League centric list, and set for a July 2016 release, is Shazam aka Captain Marvel, allegedly the most popular hero of the 1940’s and he has been enjoying a steady increase in exposure thanks to the New 52 reboot and the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game.
More interestingly though, is who exactly the studio will look at for the role. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been circling the DC universe for quite some time and, as we reported at the end of April, might just be the perfect fit. He’s certainly got the look, not to mention the build, and if this tweet is anything to go by, he’s certainly keen on the role:
Black Adam is the renegade Egyptian villain of the series, who was more recently written into an antihero role by David S. Goyer. This was before Goyer had made the move to writing DC movies for Warner Bros. so if he’s on the script here it could prove very interesting.
Whatever the case, The Shazam DC movie release date is set for July 2016.