Dwayne Johnson has finally confirmed that he will play the villain Black Adam in DC Entertainment’s live-action feature Shazam! Johnson took to Twitter earlier today tweeting, “‘Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.’ My honor to become.. #BlackAdam.” Rumours have long been circulating that Johnson would play Black Adam, the archenemy of the hero Captain Marvel aka Shazam. In the film, young Billy Batson is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word, “Shazam.”

Shazam movie posterRelease Date: April 5, 2019
Studio: New Line Cinema, DC Entertainment
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Adaptation
Director: Unknown
Screenwriter: Darren Lemke
Cast: Dwayne Johnson
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Plot Summary

Young Billy Batson finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam to fight against the forces of evil. With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury, he is the holder of the power of S.H.A.Z.A.M; he is Captain Marvel.

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