Dwayne Johnson Talks More On His DC Superhero Role

Dwayne Johnson Talks More On His DC Superhero Role

Now commenting on the development status of his mystery DC Comics movie role, which he's already hinted is Captain Marvel, check out what Dwayne Johnson says in a new video interview.

At the very end of the following video, The Today Show asked Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson about his mystery lead role in a future DC Comics adaptation. While previous interviews had the wrestler-turned-actor all but confirm that he's playing Shazam, the Hercules star now comments briefly on the development stage of the movie itself. “Yes, it is going to happen,” he told NBC's Today host. “I’ve been dying to announce it by the way…We still have to find the right writer. We’re having two, three takes right now. But I’m very excited about it. It’s going to be great. I’ve been waiting a long time for this and so have the fans, by the way.” Watch the video below!

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NightWatcher - 7/22/2014, 8:01 AM
Starfox - 7/22/2014, 8:10 AM
Just say the [frick]ing Word! - SHAZAM!!!
DannyRand1225 - 7/22/2014, 8:10 AM
they are most likely going to announce this at comic con on their pnael on Saturday
PAF - 7/22/2014, 8:11 AM
PAF - 7/22/2014, 8:11 AM

True. True.
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 8:13 AM
i'd be okay with a somoan-lookin' shazam, but i'd rather he play black adam

what if it's an entirely different character? o.O

lobo? that is, if momoa isn't already lobo...
DannyRand1225 - 7/22/2014, 8:13 AM
PAF-yeah ,i am expecting a 30 sec-1 min teaser for Batman V Superman and then DC confirming their movie lineup
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 8:16 AM

Nomis - 7/22/2014, 8:17 AM
Cool if he's Shazam, but Black Adam would be A Perfect!
Reclaimer - 7/22/2014, 8:20 AM
People really want Dwayne Johnson? I wouldn't let the guy ten feet next to a beloved character.
MrReese - 7/22/2014, 8:20 AM
Black freakin Adam damn it!
GrayFox1025 - 7/22/2014, 8:22 AM
With the amount of fanboy excitement he has been showing about his DC role, I think he might actually be Black Adam, something he and the fans have been waiting "a very long time" to see.
Gusto - 7/22/2014, 8:24 AM

Ma Hunkel!
Doopie - 7/22/2014, 8:27 AM
Just be Black Adam already
Niklander - 7/22/2014, 8:27 AM
It's a pity he aint Darkseid but Shazam or Black Adam would be great
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 8:28 AM
TheGreenBastard - 7/22/2014, 8:28 AM
Jollem: Where can a lady get those?
JAC - 7/22/2014, 8:30 AM
Very cool, and I love that they've gone through several writers and (it's suggested) will only stop once the script is perfection.
cipher - 7/22/2014, 8:31 AM
It's a fail on every conceivable level for him to not lend his voice to Bat-Mite's enticingly punchable visage.
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 8:31 AM
@ManCalledSting - i wanna say it's a photoshoppe job :(
HulkbusterNYC - 7/22/2014, 8:32 AM
The more and more I hear about it the more I am excited to see what he will do with the character.. It's fun when the actors or actresses are actually passionate about the character they are portraying and The Rock seems genuinely enthusiastic..
Jollem - 7/22/2014, 8:33 AM
or the guy made them personally
DannyRand1225 - 7/22/2014, 8:33 AM
wasnt there suppose to be a SHAZAM film made back a few years ago and i think he was attached to play Black Adam
JAC - 7/22/2014, 8:34 AM
@ManCalledSting They aren't real :'(
HAILHYDRA - 7/22/2014, 8:36 AM
I just hope that if he is involved in the DCCU that it's a small role with few lines. Johnson looks good on screen but he's a terrible actor. I was excited about the great actors that the DCCU had casted like Cavill, Affleck and Ray Fisher. But then they had to go and cast the likes of Gadot, Momoa, and now the Rock? They're trying to turn the DCCU into Fast & Furious.
sameoldthing - 7/22/2014, 8:36 AM
WTF? C'mon it can't be Shazam can it? That's sooooo wrong.
He's dead on perfect as the bad guy Black Adam!
Shazam is a kid transformed into a man in his prime,yea Dwayne is a fit guy but he's got some age on him that shows.
That age only helps his look as Black Adam,he's an ancient Egyptian.
So wrong if he's the hero & not the villain.
JAC - 7/22/2014, 8:36 AM
@HAILHYDRA Have you seen him in Snitch? The guy's a decent actor.
DannyRand1225 - 7/22/2014, 8:39 AM
Sipprele-yeah i was just about to say thta..he was good in that imo
MrSotoMan - 7/22/2014, 8:40 AM
I honestly believe he is Darkseid, but then again he did mention writers so who knows, maybe it is Shazam

It is possible to hire the villain first then the hero.

Remember Batman? Hiring Jack Nicholson first? Or hiring a big name actor first with Marlon Brando? Just saying

Let's just wait.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/22/2014, 8:41 AM
What a missed opportunity if he isn't Black Adam
HAILHYDRA - 7/22/2014, 8:41 AM
I guess this is a good move if WB want's to keep getting blasted by the critics. Pretty much everything The Rock gets casted in get's ripped apart by critics.
TheGreenBastard - 7/22/2014, 8:41 AM
Dwayne didn't start of too good, but he's really become a pretty good actor.
ManWithNoName - 7/22/2014, 8:42 AM
Does anyone know if shazam will be apart of justice league or just standalone?
batz11 - 7/22/2014, 8:42 AM
Jollem posting clothes guaranteed NOT to get you laid?

... ;) actually, those are cool!
JamesMan - 7/22/2014, 8:43 AM
Shazam/Captain Marvel or Black Adam, either way awesome. The Rock has really proven himself recently to be a competent and enjoyable acting presence in any film he's in.

TheGreenBastard - 7/22/2014, 8:44 AM
NoName: I never read that, but someone said that's the case. I don't think it will be. Introducing Captain Marvel(or Shazam), and not having him in your movieverse, would be silly.
CaptainComicBook - 7/22/2014, 8:46 AM
Can't they just get Cavill to play Superman and Shazam since they look the exact same anyways?
MrSotoMan - 7/22/2014, 8:46 AM
Damn Jollem where'd you find those?

Want me a sweater!
batz11 - 7/22/2014, 8:46 AM
TheGreenBastard - 7/22/2014, 8:46 AM
Joellem; You little cock tease, you. Posting awesome, yet fake clothes.
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