Dwayne Johnson To Play Black Adam In 'Shazam'

Access Hollywood
Dwayne Johnson attends the press conference of Paramount Pictures 'HERCULES' at Hotel Adlon on August 21, 2014 in Berlin -- Getty Images
.

View photo

Dwayne Johnson attends the press conference of Paramount Pictures 'HERCULES' at Hotel Adlon on August 21, 2014 in Berlin -- Getty Images

It's official!

After months of hinting that he would play a character in "Shazam," Dwayne Johnson has announced he will play Black Adam in the DC film.

The actor revealed the supervillain news via Twitter on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Sexy Superheroes

"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics," he Tweeted, along with an animated photo of the comicbook character holding Shazam in a headlock.

"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics pic.twitter.com/Qk55eNf3R7

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014

According to Variety, Darren Lemke is set to pen the "Shazam" movie.

PHOTOS: Hot Shots Of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson!

No word yet on who will play Shazam, or whether Dwayne's Black Adam or Shazam will appear in DC's upcoming "Justice League" film.

(Shazam has appeared in the "Justice League of America" comicbooks and Frank Miller's "Batman" in recent years.)

-- Erin O'Sullivan

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments (0)