|Dwayne Johnson and Shazam|
"I will say this. There's a character out there that we're going to announce very soon that I'm going to play, and I'll just say this: This character has the power of Superman, he can throw down. Just say the word. That's all I'm going to say."
While he's not naming the character specifically there are very few Marvel characters that fit that description. Tellingly, UGO Networks said, "At his best, Captain Marvel [also known as Shazam] has always been Superman with a sense of crazy, goofy fun."
In the past, Johnson said that he wanted to play Green Lantern and Black Adam, but finally seemed to settle on a "Big Guy" that he can play.
For those unfamiliar, Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 in 1940. The story is that a 12-year-old boy, named Billy Batson, meets a wizard who gives him the power of seven heroes when he says their names in an acronym: S.H.A.Z.A.M. which stands for Solomon (wisdom), Hercules (strength), Atlas (stamina), Zeus (power), Achilles (courage) and Mercury. (speed). The character was bought by DC in 1973 and published under the title Shazam.
Here's an interview he did for Hercules where he talks about his upcoming role.
Niki Fine leaked a possible Warner Bros. DC movie schedule that listed Shazam as one of the upcoming movies:
- May 2016: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
- July 2016: Shazam
- December 2016: Sandman
- May 2017: Justice League
- July 2017: Wonder Woman
- December 2017: Flash and Green Lantern Team-Up
- May 2018: Man of Steel 2
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