September 24, 2007 - IGN first learned months ago from the man himself, actor-turned-wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, that he was in the running to star in New Line's long-gestating Shazam! movie. Now the Game Plan actor reveals that he's actually being considered for two roles in the Pete Segal-directed action-comedy that John August is writing.
"Shazam, of course, I would love to play. They approached me about [Captain Marvel] and [villain] Black Adam as well," The Rock advised MTV.com. "We've been meeting for months. We're toying with either one. I think it's up to the fans. Without question."
I didn't even know there WAS A Captain Marvel movie in the works. But if there is, I'd much rather see Rock tackle the Black Adam role. Better he play heel than a face, I say.
A show that manages to be small yet full of big stuff. It's awkward in places (Jessie's porch speech right after killing a suicide walker, Spencer's pantry speech, his later argument with Deanna), but we get the start of interesting tangents.