Dwayne Johnson has been teasing his role in Warner Bros' big screen adaptation of Shazam for awhile, and it looks like his role has been officially confirmed, and fans are going to love it. Johnson will play Black Adam in the movie! The actor confirmed the news himself earlier when he tweeted the following:
"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics
The actor could have had whatever role he wanted, but I'm really happy that he took Black Adam because he's perfect for it. He's also said himself that he's a huge fan of the character, so it make sense that he is bringing that character to life. This is the role that fans hoped he would take.
Variety then reports that Darren Lemke is writing the script for the film. He worked on the script for the upcoming Goosebumps movie for Sony, and also wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo. Those last two scripts made for weak films. Maybe he'll be able to do something better for Shazam though.
Black Adam is Shazam's arch enemy, but he has also been imagined as a corrupted antihero. It will be interesting to see how they portray him on the big screen.