Big Update: The Rock Confirms His Role in the DC Comics Shazam Movie

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed he will be playing Black Adam, the nemesis of Shazam in the upcoming DC Comics Shazam movie.

Rock noted the following on Twitter:

According to the DC Comics database, the Black Adam character is more of an anti-hero than a villain, and below is a character description:

Black Adam is a super-villain and sometimes anti-hero originally written as the evil counterpart to Captain Marvel, an ancient Egyptian prince who was given incredible powers by the wizard Shazam and survived into the modern era. His legacy would eventually expand to include the Black Marvel Family involving his wife Isis and her brother Osiris protecting their native land of Kahndaq. He has been a member of the Justice Society, Injustice Society, Secret Society of Super-Villains, Suicide Squad and Monster Society of Evil. Black Adam was created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, first appearing in Marvel Family #1. (1945)

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