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Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam in 'Shazam'

As DC prepares their shared movie universe, a lot of speculation has surrounded who Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is going to play. For over a year, the wrestler-turned-blockbuster actor had teased that he was in talks with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment for a comic book role - a character that had not been brought to the big screen before. Speculation and rumors pointed to a number of possibilities - including Aquaman (now confirmed to be played by Jason Mamoa), the John Stewart version of Green Lantern, Cyborg (to be played by Ray Fisher), as well as a part in the Shazam movie (either as the titular hero or antagonist Black Adam).

However, in the last month, the action star began to narrow the focus - specifically stating that the role was connected to Shazam and that, as many speculated he was either going to play the titular hero or Black Adam. Some fans questioned whether the actor might be attempting to spread misinformation to mask the possibility that he was set for a surprise cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as Green Lantern but, now, we have an official statement from Johnson regarding which character he'll play in the DC movie universe.

After months of debate, Johnson took to Twitter to break the news - claiming that he will bring Black Adam to life.

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Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam in 'Shazam'