Christopher Buffa (Prima Games): The Internet exploded over news that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play Black Adam in DC Comics’ upcoming Shazam movie. Considering The Rock’s insane level of popularity, this bodes well for an intellectual property that lacks more iconic heroes like Batman and Superman. An untold number of people will take interest in Shazam because of his involvement with the project.
Personally, we do mental fist pumps every time The Rock announces an upcoming movie role. We grew up watching the most electrifying WWE Superstar in history lay the smack down on the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mankind and Triple H, capturing title after title. The guy has charisma to spare, is built like a Mack Truck (seriously, what the hell) and is a quality actor. That last part is perhaps the most important, considering wrestling fans suffered through quite a few Hulk Hogan stinkers (hello Suburban Commando) in the 80s and 90s, along with WWE’s forgettable The Marine starring John Cena.