The Rock on Shazam!

Superhero films are all the rage now, and new ideas are popping up everyday. But one film, one character, has been talked about forever – and I mean forever. That would be Captain Marvel.

So who’s going to play the DC Comics man of red and yellow – not The Flash? Well, it could be none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Today, during a visit to the set of Get Smart, Johnson was wide eyed when the very idea was brought up to re-team with director Peter Segal in the feature, Shazam!

According to Johnson himself, he’s spoken to Pete about the role. “Yeah, he did. Listen, John August is writing the script and he’s a tremendous writer, and I’ll just wait for the script to come in. But I’d love to work with Pete again, and certainly would want to work with John August. So there’s a strong possibility.”

Are we going to see The Rock in tights? “Well, knowing Pete, he’d update it and make it fresh,” Johnson says. “But that’s his question; he’s very excited about the project and talks about it passionately. Pete also understands the importance of getting that right; he’s a big comic book fan.”

What’s up next for Dwayne – The Game Plan from Disney and director Andy Fickman. “The movie is fantastic; I loved working on it. Fickman was great! I saw the movie, and it’ll be out in September; I’m very, very excited about that.”

As for Get Smart… stay tuned to for reports soon; it opens in theaters June 22, 2008.

Source: Steven Chupnick