The Associated Press yesterday posted the following report at http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dwayne-rock-johnson-set-dc-comics-film:
'MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role
in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between
superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam.
He may not have a hard time making a decision. He told The Associated
Press on Monday that he has always been a fan of anti-heroes and said
one of his favorite DC Comics characters is Black Adam.
Appearing in Mexico City to promote "Hercules," Johnson said he will make sure comic fans are not disappointed.
"I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role," he said.
Johnson didn't say whether his character will appear in the film
"Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice," which is scheduled to be released
...and Yahoo reported on the report today at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dwayne-rock-johnson-says-play-184400030.html
The usual comments about the race issue, whether The Rock can play the innocence of a teenage boy in a superheroes body, and the usual misconceptions about the legal issues surrounding the name of the hero populate the comments section of the Yahoo report (I, of course, set the record straight abut the legal issues).
It is a relief to have these "official" announcements come out. I, for one, have been getting a little tired of the rumors, rumors, rumors going about. Now once we get the straight dope about whether Mr. Johnson plays the hero or the villain, we can start worrying about the writing and directing and the rest of the cast, instead of having to spend our time debating about things that do not yet exist.