Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has long been an actor that movie fans have dreamt would play a superhero, and now with the wrestler-turn-actor officially cast as Shazam's Black Adam it all seems to be falling into place. Over the weekend, the Fast & Furious star talked briefly about the role on Twitter in response to a question from a fan.
"Can't wait to play Black Adam," the actor says. "We'll find that anti-hero balance of ruthless rip your throat out with wonderful charm."
Shazam has been pencilled in for a 2019 release date, but no director or actor for the lead role has been announced as of yet.
What Paul Bettany Sees for J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Vision in AVENGERS 2
Although Paul Bettany is currently at the ubai International Film Festival promoting his directorial debut in Shelter, people can't help but ask him about his role -- or roles, plural -- in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the actor/director to ask about playing J.A.R.V.I.S. and the Vision and any connection between the two.
"J.A.R.V.I.S. will be there and so will the Vision," Bettany tells THR. "But I simply can't tell you any more."
One thing Bettany does say indirectly that sheds some light on the mysterious Vision is that Bettany has been keeping that role secret "for about three years," If that is correct, that would work out to mean Bettany was told of his role in late 2011, which would be during the filming of the first Avengers movie.
Haynes' Arsenal To Step Up In Oliver's Absence on ARROW?
The mid-season finale of Arrow left fans on quite a bit of a cliffhanger, and while no one working on the series is apt tor reveal what happened to Oliver Queen yet they can say what others in the cast might be doing as a result of it. In a brief snippet, Entertainment Weekly's Natalie Abrams quotes Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim in saying Arsenal will "step up" when the series returns in 2015.
"One of the things I was very straight with Colton [Haynes] about is I don't think we serviced his character quite as much as we would have liked in the first half of the season," Guggenheim tells EW. "I'll say the stuff that he's got in episodes 10, 11 and 12, it's pretty dang gangbusters. There's one scene in episode 11 between him and John Barrowman that I think is some of his finest work on the show."
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