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The Rock Says He’s Definitely in ‘Shazam,’ But Hasn’t Decided Whether to Be the Good Guy or the Bad Guy

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bill-swift - August 21, 2014

Back in January, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson-Hercules got on Twitter and announced that he was "partnering" up with WB for an upcoming DC Comics superhero flick. And while "partnering up" seemed like a bit of a stretch—in my experience it's the studios, not the actors, who tend to do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to getting movies made—after months of rampant speculation and eager anticipation (okay, I honestly forgot all about it), we know which project Herc will be in. And as you know from reading and clicking on the title of this post, it's Shazam.

Here's the interesting part, though. We still don't know who Johnson is going to play. It could be the titular good guy, Shazam, a.k.a. Captain Marvel (yes, I know that's confusing, which is why Marvel sued DC Comics to make them stop officially calling him that). Or it could be his arch enemy, Black Adam.

Long ago, before Batfleck and the Justice League, when Man of Steel was just a glint in Zack Snyder's eye, Dwayne Johnson was in talks to appear in a Shazam movie. And at that time, it was Black Adam he wanted to play.

Now, word on the street is that Johnson would still prefer the challenge of playing the bad guy. However, with the DC heroes universe in development, playing the good guy in multiple pictures would make him a hell of a lot more money. So it's understandable why the guy would reconsider.

Personally, I'd love to see The Rock play the good guy. But I highly doubt anyone is going to ask me for my opinion.

[via Screen Rant]

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