One of the more interesting titles that DC has teased is Shazam, which is not necessarily a well-known entity. From what I know, it's about a boy who says the word "Shazam" and then turns into a giant superhero. Cool concept and Dwayne Johnson has been involved for a long time. Until recently, the only thing we knew was that Johnson would either be playing Shazam himself or Black Adam, the nemesis of Shazam. Now we know for sure. Dwayne Johnson will be playing Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam film, per his Twitter. On the social media site, Johnson said:
"Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot." My honor to become...#Black Adam #TheAntiHero #DC Comics
There aren't many specifics known about the film besides this latest bit of casting news, but I would count on this being one of the first DC films released. The film is being distributed by New Line Cinema and according to Variety, veteran writer Darren Lemke (Turbo, Jack the Giant Slayer) is penning the script. I'm expecting a late 2016 or early 2017 release for this one and I'm sure we'll hear more about it soon.