Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit. This morning, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he will be taking on the role of Black Adam, the antithesis of Shazam. I am so pumped; he’s perfect for the role.
There has not been a director announced for this new movie, but not that The Rock has been cast I can’t imagine another person playing the role better than he could. Black Adam is presumably Egyptian considering that when he received his powers from the great wizard Shazam, he turned to evil and overthrew a pharoh. When Shazam was unable to take the powers from Black Adam, he banished him to the farthest star in the galaxy, but clearly that didn’t quite take.I mean, Black Adam has even taken on Superman and given him a realy hard time because magic is a weakness of Superman’s.
The Rock has played a role as an Egyptian before in The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King, and he even matches Black Adam’s skin tone of quite tan or a light skinned African American(which I’m pretty sure The Rock is, or maybe he has a white parent, I’m not sure). Plus, hes ripped like Black Adam is but, aside from aesthetics I think he could play a brilliant villain.
Black Adam has a very lofty sense of power about him, and I think that The Rock could embody that really well. I used to watch him when he wrestled and that was almost the character he played at times.
There really arent a lot of details yet, since he just tweeted that this morning, but I can’t even contain my excitement!
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