Dwayne Johnson Explains Why He Wants To Play Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson might be the busiest man in Hollywood. The actor is not only tied to multiple productions in 2017 but he will soon star as Black Adam in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Shazam! movie.

Johnson has been attached to the role for years, with no one quite sure when he will first appear in the growing DC Universe. The actor recently conducted Q&A session with his fans on YouTube and was asked why he decided to take the role of Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe.

“I’ve loved the role of Black Adam, I love that he starts off as a slave, that he felt like he was wronged. I’ve just loved that backstory. I think that Black Adam has always been, to me, the most intriguing superhero.”

It certainly seems like Johnson is ready to get going on the Shazam! movie. The official release date isn’t until April 2019 but it’s possible that we could see the character appear in an upcoming DC film like Justice League or as rumored, the in-development Man of Steel sequel.

Are you excited to see Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe? When should the character first appear? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

Source: YouTube via comicbook.com

Kieran McLean
Kieran McLean
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