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Dwayne Johnson Cast But Warner Bros.’ ‘Shazam’ Remains Shrouded In Mystery

Dwayne Johnson Cast But Warner Bros.’ ‘Shazam’ Remains Shrouded In Mystery

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted this morning that he will be personification Black Adam in an arriving film from DC Comics, a studio owners Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema. The twitter read: “‘Kneel during his feet or get dejected by his boot.’ My respect to turn #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics.

The proclamation set a fanboy space into a tizzy. According to my co-worker Mark Hughes, Black Adam is typically a knave in a Shazam comics. The Hollywood Reporter says:

First appearing in 1945’s The Marvel Family No. 1, Black Adam was creatively a prototype of Captain Marvel’s, carrying been given matching powers by a sorceress Shazam during Ancient Egyptian times usually to turn depraved by them.

Judging by Johnson’s quote, Black Adam will be some-more of an antihero than a loyal knave in an arriving Shazam film.

Darren Lemke, who wrote Jack a Giant Slayer, is reportedly writing a book (although IMDB lists Bill Birch and Geoff Johns as writers and not Lemke).

But this is fundamentally all we know about a film which, from a selling pre-publicity hype standpoint, is really interesting. It’s not surprising for stars to use amicable media to make casting announcements. But it is surprising when that casting proclamation seems to be a usually plain square of news about a film.

Warner Bros. has staked out several recover spots over a subsequent few years for DC films including Aug 2016, Jun 2017 and Nov 2017. Johnson’s proclamation would lead one to trust that Shazam will take one of those spots though who knows? It’s like Warner Bros. is perplexing to take pages from a successful playbooks of Marvel and J.J. Abrams during a same time. The arriving Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is meant to flog off an Avengers-like array of cinema fasten together and spinning off a several DC Comics characters. From a underline of a arriving Batman movie, it seems flattering transparent a Justice League film is in a works.

But Warner Bros. is also holding a evidence from Abrams by gripping arriving projects as hush hush as possible. Abrams is famous for not vouchsafing tract points or casting news leak. When he finally announced a expel of a new Star Wars film he did it in one grand broadside swoop with this photo.

Warner Bros. might be holding it one step serve by vouchsafing Johnson announce his purpose with roughly no context. Indeed, a Internet is buzzing currently with conjecture about a arriving Shazam film and that’s never a bad thing. Though I’m peaceful to gamble normal film goers are feeling flattering confused right now.

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