Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in talks to join Suicide Squad as supervillain 'Black Adam'

15 November 2017
Hold tight, because we might be getting an early introduction to one of DC Comics's biggest stars. That's right, we're talking about The Rock's character, Black Adam.

According to reports, Black Adam won't make his big screen debut in Shazam! , but will actually pop up in the upcoming sequel to Suicide Squad. Word is that part of that film will follow the squad trying to track down a weapon of mass destruction that turns out to be Black Adam himself. For those that don't know who and what 'Black Adam' is – this supervillain is the archenemy of Shazam (formerly known as Captain Marvel).

Here's a little bit of background about the DC superhero 'Shazam':

    "Just by saying SHAZAM!, Billy is transformed into a magical flying adult superhero! With the abilities of the world's mightiest mortal, Billy will have to struggle with magical threats as well as his own youthful naïveté. To truly tap into his power, this orphan who's always kept people at arm's length will have to learn what family really is."
    - DC Comics

DC Comics

Johnson teased something like this way back in May when he said, "we have a really cool surprise for Black Adam that I can't reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced." Could we be looking at a potential post-credits introduction? It would be pretty cool if so.

The Rock then tweeted on 9 Nov that he is excited to, "Bring this complex & gritty anti-hero to the big screen. This character's in my bones." Yaaaaaas!

We'll find out for sure when Suicide Squad 2 hits screens in 2019, with Shazam! set to land later that year.

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