Update Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Eastern: With his current film Hercules in theatres now and Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice one of the top buzzworthy movies at Comic-Con this year, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has added more fuel to the fires of him playing a major role in the DC cinematic universe. In a tweet posted earlier today, the wrestler/actor stated:
Someone's gonna get it.. pic.twitter.com/eH7GzWxx0u
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2014
The image in question is the box art for the Blu-Ray edition of Superman/Shazam! - The Return of Black Adam, featuring not only Shazam but also Black Adam; two characters that Johnson's name has been connected to in rumors for a future casting. The actor is currently in San Diego, having appeared ealier today to promote Hercules.
Original Story: Dwayne Johnson says “Just say the word.”
Yes, that’s how the actor is teasing his upcoming, and oft-speculated role for DC Comics and Warner Bros. Speculation says that word, and character, would be “Shazam.”
In an interview with Total Film, reporter Josh Winning tried valiantly to get Johnson to talk about his DC Comics role during promotion of Hercules. “DC and I have been talking for a couple of years about trying to find who is the right character,” Johnson said. “I am a certain way, my wiring is my wiring,” the actor said. But that doesn’t mean there’s no character for him.
Having teased another member of the DC Comics “Marvel family,” Black Adam, a few times in the past, he now seems to be leaning to the heroic Shazam. Besides “Just say the word,” which in the comics transforms young Billy Batson into Shazam by uttering his name, the erstwhile “Rock” also said, “He has the power of Superman,” confirmed without a doubt that “it’s not Green Lantern,” and promises that there will be an announcement made “very soon.”
Warner Bros is hosting their panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego Saturday morning at 10am PT.