We’ve known for some time now that Dwayne Johnson is attached to a DC Comics movie, which the actor all but said was Shazam a few weeks ago, but now it seems Johnson has yet to make a crucial decision – which character he’s going to play.
Speaking with The Associated Press, Johnson revealed that has still can’t decide between playing the alter ego of Billy Batson, Shazam, or his arch-enemy, Black Adam. Johnson has previously mentioned that Black Adam is one of his favorite characters from the DCU, but perhaps Warner Bros. doesn’t want to see Johnson in the antagonist role for a film that could potentially be a huge family hit.
Rest assured though that whichever character Johnson takes on in the film, he says fans won’t be disappointed: “I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role.”
A rumor back in June pointed toward a Shazam film opening in 2016 along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and though there is a DC based film set for release August 5 of that year, it hasn’t been confirmed as being Shazam. Check back her for more info on the film as we learn it.