More From The Rock On SHAZAM; Praises Script And Teases Story And DCU Connections
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reveals that he was hoping to officially announce Shazam at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and then goes on to discuss how long he's been involved in the project as well as dropping some hints about the dynamic between the title character and Black Adam, and more...
In yet another interview with a Brazilian website, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has talked more about taking on a role in Shazam for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Unfortunately, we're once again relying on Google Translate, but it's not too hard to figure out what the wrestler turned actor told Omelette when they caught up with him during his recent promotional tour for Hercules. "My trip to Comic-Con was a surprise, so I called personally to executives at New Line and Warner Bros. to see if they would like to announce Shazam me there. Unfortunately, it was not time yet, but the official announcement should happen soon." Of course, we're hearing an awful lot of talk about Shazam and not much else as of right now, so is it ever really going to happen?
"I am 100% sure that the movie will happen We're talking about it since 2008, when I was offered the role for the first time was just a matter of finding the right script, and it finally happened now," Johnson promised. "We have a writer who understood the story and brought an amazing approach not only to Shazam, but the power of Black Adam as well." Here's where things get a little confusing though. After reiterating that Johnson has not yet chosen between playing the hero or villain, they add that Johnson, "concluded by suggesting that the film will seek a kind of balance between these two antagonistic characters," and that "the film will be part of the ad leads to adaptations of superheroes from DC, which should happen soon." It's believed that an official announcement WILL be coming later this month, and with The Rock talking so much about the role recently, hopefully we'll get that press release ASAP...
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