Okay. So we know that DC and Warner Bros. would really like to play some catchup with Marvel and Disney. Man of Steel didn’t do especially well, so they’re moving full steam ahead into the Avengers-esque territory of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, which will be shot back-to-back by Zack Snyder.
But wouldn’t it be nice if they put some solo movies in there too? There were some rumors last month about a potentially leaked Warner Bros. schedule for Comic-Con this week that included a Wonder Woman movie, a Sandman movie and a Shazam movie. And it’s the latter film that Dwayne Johnson seems to be hinting at. Hit the jump for more on a possible Shazam movie starring Dwayne Johnson.
Johnson told Total Film:
“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… he has the power of Superman. And it’s not Green Lantern. Believe me, he was a character I wanted to play but there was already another version of Green Lantern and so now we’ve gone in a different direction. But this character has the power of Superman. He can throw down. Just say the word. That’s all I’m going to say.”
We all know (okay, I just found out) that Shazam’s name is an acronym that has changed over time but certainly mentions “the strength of” various ancient heroes and deities. Maybe that’s where this “strength of Superman” line comes in? By “soon”, I will somewhat safely assume that we will get a verification on this by the time Warner Bros. has ended ots panel at SDCC. That would certainly be the time to go into full-steam hype mode.
What do you think? Would Dwayne Johnson make a good Shazam? Or were you holding out for someone else?