Dwayne ( The Rock ) Johnson will play DC Character Shazam

Published On July 21, 2014 » 3510 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Movies
My Gezza has spent many months speculating over which character Dwayne Johnson will be from the DC comics universe, but finally we think it has been cracked.

We started of with the speculation that Johnson would be Aquaman, but this never materialised with Aquaman not even being mentioned to be staring yet in either The Batman v Superman movie, or the Justice League Movie.

Then we got wind of Warner Bros plans for other solo DC characters which included Wonder woman, Sandman and then Shazam. He gave the biggest hint away when he told Total film “He has the power of Superman,” Johnson said. “And it’s not the Green Lantern by the way. Believe me – Jon Stewart – he is a character who I wanted to play, but there was already a version of Green Lantern, and so now we’ve gone in a slightly different direction. But this character has the power of Superman. He can throw down.” Johnson’s final clue alluded to “Shazam”, the magic word Billy Batson exclaims to get transformed into the costumed hero. “Just say the word,” The Rock teased. “That’s all I’m going to say.”

So Dwayne Johnson will not be the Green Lantern and he will not be Aquaman but instead Shazam is the role that is expected to be in Cinemas July 2016.  Coincidentally Dc comics describe Shazam as a superhero, with the genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.   Johnson is currently starring as Hercules in Cinemas from this weekend, so is a great time to be talking about his fourth coming character when the officially release the details at this weeks San Diego Comic Con.

See the interview with Total Film below.

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