Finally! The Rock Announces Black Adam Role


When The Rock announced he would be joining the Warner Bros/DC cinematic universe, many people were ecstatic for the news. Then he alluded that he would possibly be playing the roles of either Shazam or Black Adam. Again, many were excited. Then for weeks there was this constant bombardment of “news” that essentially rehashed previous information of The Rock possibly playing one of these two powerful characters, which left people like myself wondering when an actual announcement of who would happen. Well, we don’t have to wait any longer!

As many predicted and hoped for, The Rock will be playing Black Adam, who’s often depicted as the arch-nemesis of Shazam (formally Captain Marvel) but has also been a member of the Justice Society of America. Black Adam has a far richer story than Shazam and helps further diversify the cast, which is lovely.

Black Adam vs. Shazam

What do you think? Love the casting choice or do you prefer Shazam? Sound off in the comments below!

Black Adam


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  1. Soooooo excited!!!
    Dwayne’s movies are a huge guilty pleasure of mine, and I enjoyed some of the new stuff DC was doing with Shazam, so yay!