Dwayne Johnson, Realizing He Hasn’t Played A Comic Book Hero Yet, Suggests He’ll Be DC Comics’ Shazam

Tuesday, July 22 by
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It took them long enough, but now, DC Comics has watched Marvel’s success and thought to themselves, “Hey, we can make some money with this comic book stuff.” So with Dawn of Justice coming up in a year or so, DC continues to set the table for Justice League movies, spinoffs, and all the other crap we’ve seen from Marvel.

When both DC and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson realized that he had never been a comic book hero before, they worked to fix that as soon as possible. In a recent interview with Total Film, The Rock hints at a role, then gets less and less subtle about it.

“Just say the word” is a very thinly veiled reference to Shazam, a DC character who gets his powers by saying “Shazam.” I don’t know if it’s proper style to ever write “shazam” without following it with at least one exclamation point, but I’m yielding on matters of style to DC here.

The role sounds imminent, but we’ll probably be able to see him in the Superman/Batman film or the next one.

In the meantime, start spouting off gibberish words with enthusiasm to see if they grant you special powers.

WALLABY! PUIG! ROCOCO!

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