Dwayne Johnson Might Be Playing Shazam

For a long time, it’s been rumored that DC had their eye on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to play a superhero. That’s not so odd—Johnson is a mega movie star who looks like he could bench a couple Batmobiles on his cheat day—but it’s a little difficult to know just what superhero he should play. Strange as it is to say, he looks almost too big to play a superhero. Superman (Henry Cavill) probably couldn’t wrap his arms all the way around Johnson’s bicep. But DC has reportedly made up their mind and although they’ve tried to keep it a secret, Johnson let a major clue slip while doing press for Hercules, telling the interviewer that he’ll be playing someone “with the power of Superman” who “can throw down.” And then, perhaps, the biggest clue of all: “Just say the word.”

It’s almost certainly a reference to Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel), a superhero who is actually 12-year-old Billy Batson, but transforms into the very Superman-like Shazam by shouting “Shazam.” The move fits in with rumors that DC is eyeing a Shazam movie after it releases its Batman V Superman movie in 2016 …

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