The Rock Talks SHAZAM; Teases Possible JUSTICE LEAGUE Involvement?

The Rock Talks SHAZAM; Teases Possible JUSTICE LEAGUE Involvement?

In a roughly translated interview from a Spanish website, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has confirmed that he will star in Shazam for Warner Bros., and despite refusing to reveal whether or not he's set to appear in Batman V Superman, does appear to tease Justice League...

Dwayne Johnson has teased his involvement with Warner Bros.' planned Shazam movie a number of times now, with fans simply waiting on a press release from the studio to make it 100% official. In an interview with La Nacion, Johnson was asked about which character he will play in the movie; Shazam, Black Adam...or both! "Interpret a character in DC Comics. It's the story of Shazam, but I can not say now if (my role) is Shazam and Black Adam. We've been developing for some time and have been a fan of anti-heroes. A this particular I think that we will make justice. I'm putting my heart and soul into this role." No, the wrestler turned actor hasn't suddenly developed a habit of speaking broken English! The interview comes from a Spanish website, so we only have a Google Translate version for the time being. It's not hard to get the gist of what he's saying though, and it's interesting that he continues to tease involvement with both characters!

Apparently, Johnson would then go on to reveal that an official announcement about the movie WILL be made soon, and pointed out that the two characters he has always wanted to play are Green Lantern and Black Adam. The site claims that this is the first time he has confirmed his participation with Shazam, but apparently could not get him to answer whether or not he will appear in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. It appears as if he may have teased some sort of role in Justice League though, as the site says: "Neither specified whether this is a film dedicated to Shazam, but noted that the universe and mythology of the comics company interconnect. "Now is happening with Superman and Batman. Aquaman and Wonder Woman come. I'm excited and I know fans are also excited. DC and Warner Bros. have great mythology that we will respect, we will create something very cool and good foundation." If nothing else, that does sound like some sort of vague confirmation that Shazam will be set in the same world as these other heroes, despite previous claims that it would be standalone. What do you guys think? 
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Justice League" 8/18/2014 Source: La Nacion
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Pasto - 8/18/2014, 6:32 PM
Hola senior!
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 6:34 PM
Bae, he's totally Black Adam
kong - 8/18/2014, 6:36 PM

You're used to me saying Black Panther aren't you....aren't youuuuu?
MrBlackJack - 8/18/2014, 6:41 PM
Well, this has taken me from point A to point A...
TheBuoyWonder - 8/18/2014, 6:48 PM
Aquaman name checked again.
Man, this has gotta be WB's worst kept secret.
Ignition - 8/18/2014, 6:49 PM
The Rock will play Black Adam and Vin Diesel will play Black Bolt and then they will race cars in FF with Ludacris.
thebearjew - 8/18/2014, 6:49 PM
the next nic cage
JAC - 8/18/2014, 6:51 PM
I'm hoping for Shazam, or else he won't be in Justice League.
ShieldsFilms - 8/18/2014, 6:51 PM
DC Loki...
PrinceAwesome - 8/18/2014, 6:51 PM
Wait. Johnson knows how to speak Spanish?

Nomis - 8/18/2014, 6:52 PM
Black Adam, YES!!!!

Shazam, NO !!!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 8/18/2014, 6:52 PM
He shall be Black Adam and he shall be the greatest villain of all time...
JAC - 8/18/2014, 6:52 PM
Oh, @joshwilding. This was already posted.
FordEl - 8/18/2014, 6:53 PM
NicolausCopernicus - 8/18/2014, 6:53 PM
make those goddamn announcements already
Thebest2 - 8/18/2014, 6:53 PM
He said.

"I've always been interested in two characters in my career have been my favorite since childhood: Green Lantern and Black Adam ... I think we just forward the announcement," he said, laughing.

Is black Adam!
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 6:53 PM
Anyone got that gif of the Mexican who drinks the milk and turns into The Rock?
Omarvls - 8/18/2014, 6:53 PM
Black Adam

He would be PERRRRRFECT for that role
and yeah

Rock as Black Adam and Vin Diesel as Black Bolt

Omarvls - 8/18/2014, 6:54 PM
Yeah I think it's Black Adam

Can't wait
JediPhilosopher - 8/18/2014, 6:56 PM
If this were 10 years ago, I'd say either. Now, I'd say make him Black Adam.
HAILHYDRA - 8/18/2014, 6:57 PM
Next thing you know DC fanboys will start claiming that Dwayne Johnson is an excellent actor just like they did with Gadot.
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 6:58 PM
Lmao, I know when Fast 7 starts production and Vin and Dwayne are announced for their roles, one of them will Instagram or Twitter a picture captioned "Black Bolt vs Black Adam".

I just know it.
ALegendaryPanda - 8/18/2014, 6:58 PM
DarkGrifter - 8/18/2014, 6:58 PM
I would be far more inclined to watch a Black Adam centric movie as opposed to one focussed on Shazam.
(Thought I'd copy+paste my comment here seeing as how the original/non-power user article will most likely be taken down).
HAILHYDRA - 8/18/2014, 6:59 PM
Prior to her casting, no one cared about Gadot and now DC fanboys swear she's the best actress ever.
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 6:59 PM
Lmao, welcome to the grand illusion.
ELxDIABL1TO - 8/18/2014, 7:00 PM
If he's Black Adam, then who'll be Shazam?
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 7:00 PM
blackandyellow - 8/18/2014, 7:01 PM
I wanted T.I. for Black Adam. :(
ALegendaryPanda - 8/18/2014, 7:01 PM

Fast 7 is already done filming I think
ekrolo2 - 8/18/2014, 7:02 PM

What planet do you live on? People are at best very cautiously optimistic to [frick]ing exploding over the mere mention of Gadot as WW.
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 7:02 PM
He's probably not supposed to tell.

Pasto - 8/18/2014, 7:03 PM
marvel72 - 8/18/2014, 7:03 PM
the rock,more like "crock" of shit.didn't he say that we would find out who he was playing at comic con? & we all know how that turned out,i'll believe it when i see it.
blackandyellow - 8/18/2014, 7:03 PM
Josh had the article first. His is 106232 and James Garcia's article was 106233.
HAILHYDRA - 8/18/2014, 7:03 PM
DC will have to emulate the Marvel comedic tone with Shazam or it will fail. If they try to do Shazam in the same dry, melodramatic tone as MOS it no one will be able to take it seriously. Just take a second and say it out loud "Shazam". "Shazam". "Shazam". The general audience will roll in the floor laughing at the idea of a little boy who turns into the Rock by saying Shazam. This better be a comedy.
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 7:03 PM
O'rly? Dang it...
DraculaX - 8/18/2014, 7:03 PM
Black Adam for the Justice League villain.
WeddingTux - 8/18/2014, 7:04 PM
Hawkman bitches! CA-cAW!
Pasto - 8/18/2014, 7:04 PM
Show me where it says The Rock is playing Shazam.
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