Ever since The Rock hit the big screen, I thought that he would be a great fit for a superhero role. He just has the making of a super-powered do-gooder from his height and muscles to his quirky jokes. It seems like I wasn’t the only one who thought he should be saving the day, well at least having superpowers.
DC Comics has given a release date for their upcoming film Black Adam, which will star Dwayne Johnson. The Rock took to his Instagram earlier to share his excitement, “[L]ike most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people.” But is he living his dream of a TRUE superhero?
From my research online, since I am not a comic book connoisseur, Black Adam is actually a supervillain. He is an enemy of Shazam, the nemesis of the Marvel Family and his powers are said to be similar to that of Captain Marvel. The Rock describes his character as “a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way.” Now we all know that movies rarely stick to the comic book script, so his abilities and storyline could be anything! One thing we do know, this will be a movie to watch!
Congratulations to The Rock! Black Adam hits theaters December 21, 2021.