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The Rock Confirms He Plays a Role in 'Shazam!' Movie

August 19, 2014 (7:43 am) GMT
Dwayne Johnson confirms long-running rumor that he lands a role in the big-screen story of antihero Shazam.

After previously dropping hints at multiple occasions, finally confirms that he is indeed involved in the upcoming movie adaptation of DC Comics' "Shazam!". The pro wrestler-turned-actor, however, plays coy when asked what role he is playing.

"It's the interpretation of a character from DC Comics. It's the story of Shazam, but I can't say if I'm playing Shazam or Black Adam," he spilled to La Nacion. "In this case in particular, I believe we will do [the part] justice. I'm putting my heart and soul into this role."

"Now it is happening with Superman and Batman. Aquaman and Wonder Woman come. I'm excited and I know fans are also excited. DC and Warner Bros. have great mythology that we will respect, we will create something very cool and good foundation," he went on.

"Shazam!" has been in development hell for a long time. Peter Segal who was attached to direct the pic once said the plan to bring the superhero to the big screen was halted because the character was similar a lot to Superman resurrected in "".

The next DC film, "" which is a sequel to the Superman reboot, is due March 25, 2016 in the United States. reprises his role as Clark Kent, is the Caped Crusader, and plays Wonder Woman.

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