The Rock is Black Adam
After months of teasing about what DC character he could be playing on-screen, the former WWE wrestler tweeted this on his Twitter account:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 3, 2014
I still stand by my statements seven years ago about the California-native portraying arch-nemesis to Captain Marvel. It’s very hard looking past his public-persona like Affleck. I’ve thought Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) would’ve been a good pick since he voiced Teth-Adam.
This just screams desperation at-this-point especially after Hercules bombed. At least it’s not on-level with Nick Cage’s choices. Adam’s family both ended in-tragedy while serving Phararoh Ramses II in ancient Egypt or married to Adrianna Tomaz aka Isis while ruling the middle-eastern country, Kahndaq. Dwayne doesn’t have acting range. Can’t see him pulling a Dave Bautista turn-around.
New Line Cinema (owned by Warner Brothers) president, Toby Emmerich told Entertainment Weekly:
It’s a DC comic, but it’s not a Justice League character, and it’s not a Marvel comic. The tone and the feeling of the movie will be different from the other range of comic book movies.
Earth’s Mightest Mortal had been JLA member from-time-to-time. It’d be a crime he wasn’t mentioned or show up.
Will have a sense of fun and a sense of humor. But the stakes have to be real.
Glad light-hearted heroes are making resurgency in-media (Flash) after dark-and-gritty overexposure. Sounds like Emmerich understands it can’t be slapstick it was going to be when Peter Segal (Anger Management) was attached to the project.