During a recent Total Film interview for his upcoming epic action/adventure film, Hercules, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased us with a new role that he’s cast to play for DC Comics. When asked about which DC character he was most excited about, Dwayne makes mention of the talks he’s been having with DC over the past couple of years and the discussion that’s been going on to find the right character for him.
During the course of answering the question, he mentions that they’re planning to announce the role soon, saying he’ll have the power of Superman. He then finishes off with “just say the word!”.
In the DC Universe, Billy Batson is transformed into a magical flying adult superhero, one with the genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. Just by saying SHAZAM!
With San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, it would be the ideal time to announce this role, so I’m looking forward to see if they do. “The Rock” always brings a huge presence to the screen so it’ll be great to see him in such an iconic role.
For the full Total Film interview, check out the video below and let us know what you think!