Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dwayne Johnson to Play Black Adam in SHAZAM Film

Dwayne Johnson
For about a month now, Dwayne Johnson has been teasing fans about playing either Shazam or Black Adam in an upcoming "Shazam" adaptation based on the DC Comics character. Now, Johnson has confirmed via Twitter that he will play the villain Black Adam : "Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." (below). The Warner Bros. produced super-hero flick is scheduled for 2016 and will probably be linked to "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" which will establish a wider cinematic DC Comics universe.

For more on Black Adam, here is an official description of the character from DC Comics:
"Long ago, the council of wizards—powerful beings that held dominion over all magic in the world—chose the warrior Black Adam as their champion, granting him vast magical powers and abilities. However, that power only further skewed Adam’s already maligned moral compass, and rather than use his newfound gifts to help others, he used it to dominate them. Adam turned against the wizards and after a brutal battle was imprisoned for thousands of years. But now he is free once more, and his insatiable quest to conquer the world, to control all magic, continues. The only thing that stands in his way is Shazam!, the new champion of magic—and Black Adam will do anything in his power to destroy him and assert his position as the true ruler of the world. Driven by a need to rule, incredibly arrogant and one of the most powerful beings on the planet, Black Adam lives by a simple creed: kneel at his feet or be crushed by his boot."