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Dwayne Johnson set to play Black Adam in DC comics' 'Shazam'

Dwayne Johnson set to play Black Adam in DC comics' 'Shazam'

Washington, Sep 04 - Dwayne Johnson has been roped in by DC comics to play Black Adam in their upcoming movie 'Shazam. '

The Rock recently took to his Twitter account and confirmed the news that he would play Black Adam, who in the comics was originally a villain before becoming more of an antihero in recent years, the Verge reported.

According to Variety, Darren Lemke, writer and director of Jack the Giant Slayer would be writing the script. However, there is still no news on who would play the lead role Shazam himself. (ANI)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Chris Rock arrive at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)