Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson All But Confirms He is Playing Shazam


Rumors have been circulating for some time that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play one of DC Entertainment’s iconic superheroes in an upcoming film. Johnson previously confirmed that he was talking to DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. about an upcoming project, but stopped short of naming the character. As such, various rumors about which character he would play have sprung up, ranging from John Stewart, to Lobo, to Aquaman, to Black Adam.

In an interview with Total Film, while promoting his new film Hercules, Johnson very heavily hinted at which character he will play, doing everything but actually naming him.

“DC and I have been talking for a couple of years now about trying to find whatever the right character is,” Johnson says, “and it’s tricky too, because there’s baggage, and its good baggage, that I have. I am a certain way, and my wiring is my wiring, my DNA is my DNA, and when I step on set and on screen, I’m aware of what I’m able to bring to a character. And so is DC too, so it’s not the easiest thing, do you know what I’m saying?”

Johnson then gets a lot more specific about who he and DC have narrowed it down to.

There’s a character out there that we’re going to announce very soon, that I’m going to play, and…I’ll just say this, he has the power of Superman, and it’s not Green Lantern, by the way. And believe me, John Stewart, he was a character I wanted to play, but there was already a version of Green Lantern, and so we’ve gone in a different direction. But this character has the power of Superman, he can throw down…just say the word. That’s all I’m going say.”

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