Rock’s Next Movie, Helms Injury Update & Return, More

Ryan Clark


Several movie news websites are reporting that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be co-starring in the next big feature film adapted from a comic book series. Johnson will be playing the role of villain Black Adam DC Comic’s Shazam! movie. The hero of the film is the character Captain Marvel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, movie studio New Line Cinema has tapped Peter Segal to direct Shazam!. Segal directed “The Longest Yard”, which co-starred Steve Austin, Goldberg & Kevin Nash. Segal will direct and produce the film. There’s no word yet on who will star in the lead role of Billy Batson, the young man who becomes Captain Marvel whenever he says “Shazam!”

Gregory Helms posted the following injury update on his MySpace.com blog earlier today: “Hey everyone! First of all, I want to thank everyone for the over-whelming support that’s been shown me since my injury. I know I’m way past due in letting my supporter’s know how I’m doing, so without further ado (you have to say that with a foreigh accent of some sort) here we go. 🙂 The neck seems to be doing good. But, and there’s always a “but” isn’t there, the difference in my neck injury and others in the sport of pro wrestling that have suffered a similar injury is the amount of actual nerve damage that I sustained. So while my neck seems to be okay, I have nerve damage in both arms that pretty much keeps me in pain on a daily basis. On a good day, it’s tolerable, on a bad day I can’t even hold a book. Which for someone who reads as much as I do, that is a significant pain in the ass as well as arms. On a bad day, video games are completely out of the question, which doesn’t seem to bother me too much as Talia takes entirely too much enjoyment at beating my ass in whatever video games we play. Although, she has learned first hand why I’ve never ever lost a game of Trivia Pursuit! 🙂 The physical therapy at this point mainly consists of walking and slight stretching movements to keep the old “bag of bones” from getting too stiff and out of shape. Nerve damage, it appears heals at about 1/10 the rate of muscle or bone, so it’s just going to take time to fully recover, how much time is the question? So there ya go, once again, thanks for all the support, I look forward to coming back and kicking people in the head as soon as I can! 🙂 I’ll be posting another blog soon letting you know about what I’ve been up to lately. Trust me, it’s been wild!” From what he said, it doesnâ<80><99>t appear that a return is imminent. Nerve damage is tricky and can take awhile to recover from.

The Chris Jericho media blitz continues this weekend and into next week. Jericho will be on FOX and Friends on the FOX News Channel this Sunday, November 4th at 7:30 AM Eastern. He will appear on the Bloomberg News Network show â<80><9c>Night Talkâ<80> next Tuesday, November 6th at 8 PM Eastern.

Ted sent the following: I just thought it was interesting when I was watching last week’s SmackDown on DVR and noticed that WWE Champion Randy Orton has been added to the opening video on SmackDown.

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