Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Play Black Adam in Upcoming Shazam Movie

Get the casting scoop on the upcoming comic book flick

By Brett Malec Sep 03, 2014 4:41 PMTags
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The upcoming Shazam movie has found its Black Adam!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been cast as the villain Black Adam in DC Comics' and New Line's pending superhero flick. Johnson tweeted the exciting news earlier today, writing, "'Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.' My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics."

Black Adam is the villain to the flick's titular superhero character Shazam, who's also known as Captain Marvel and Billy Batson and can transform from man to superhero by saying the word "Shazam."

As for the character of Black Adam, he is "a champion turned villain whose quest for dominance over all magic drives him to destroy anything that stands in his path," according to DC's website. His powers include super strength, flight, invulnerability, super-speed, superhuman hearing and magic.

Darren Lemke is reportedly set to write the Shazam script while Hiram Garcia is producing.

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