Rock Agrees: It's Black Adam!
an interview for MTV, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
has agreed with what the fans have been saying for months
-- the role he should play in the upcoming Peter Segal-directed
film version of Shazam is not Captain Marvel after
all. it's Teth-Adam, aka Black Adam.
said the magic word.
all, bad guys are more fun. Maybe. At any rate, the minute
The Rock got mentioned in the same breath as this film adaptation,
fans began pestering him that he needed to take the role
of Captain Marvel's conflicted arch-enemy instead of the
Big Red Cheese himself. Aside from his physical resemblance,
the role has to be intriguing because of its complexity.
Though initially created as just an opposite number for
Captain Marvel, in recent years Black Adam has become a
character with some justification for his brutality. Not
just a product of another time (and another set of ethics),
Black Adam has watched two families die, and there's a reason
for the rage in his heart.
can read MTV's article and watch the interview here.
What does that mean then for the guy we
want to play Captain Marvel, Brandon
Molale? Brandon responded to our inquiry that we should
all just keep our fingers crossed and keep on talking him
up for it. If it worked for Dwayne, it could work for him.
We do hope so. However, all of this talk
is still up in the air because of the impending WGA strike.
Screenwriter John August has not officially turned in his
draft of Shazam!, especially since Johnson claimed
he was altering it to beef up the role of Black Adam. with
the strike, it could be months before we hear anything else
of forward movement on this project.
But hey, keep Brandon in your thoughts.
Those two going toe-to-toe would be awesome.