Will he play the titular Shazam or will he play the nemesis Black Adam? That seems to be the question of the day for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is either giving the world insight about an upcoming DC superhero role via his Twitter account or trolling everyone during the week of Comic-Con. It would be a nice, albeit cruel ruse to continue to talk about a big superhero reveal while Comic-Con is raging, especially on a weekend when you’re big tentpole Hercules hits theaters.
We will likely know much more tomorrow afternoon when Warner Bros. takes the stage in San Diego to lay out their plans for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and beyond, but for now we’ve got these tweets from The Rock himself.
Yesterday, he posted this image:
Someone’s gonna get it.. pic.twitter.com/eH7GzWxx0u
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 24, 2014
Those who have read Shazam would tell you that the image includes the titular character (in red) and his nemesis, Black Adam (in black, obviously). Shazam is a project that has been in development for years — I remember talking to Get Smart director Peter Segal about being attached to Shazam at Comic-Con in 2007. At the speed which these things change, that feels like eons ago. Since then there have been a number of starts and stops for a Shazam movie, but recent rumors have pointed to Shazam not only being alive, but on the schedule for 2016. Of course, all of this corroborates with Johnson’s tweet from the end of last year, when he said he was working on a big DC Comics projects:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 31, 2013
Will we get an announcement tomorrow at Comic-Con? It seems more and more likely with every tweet from Mr. Johnson.