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The Rock confirms Black Adam role

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed he will play comic book villain Black Adam on the big screen.

The wrestler and actor, aka The Rock, had previously been choosing between the roles of superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam in the upcoming DC comic book movie.

But Dwayne has now revealed his decision on Twitter.

He tweeted: "' Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.' My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics [sic]."

The Rock added: "BLACK ADAM. A complex psychology, motivated by bad ass dominance with a devilish charm. This'll be fun."

Dwayne recently revealed he has always been a fan of anti-heroes and said one of his favourite DC Comics characters is Black Adam.

It is not known if his character will appear in the film Superman v Batman: Dawn Of Justice, which is scheduled to be released in 2016.

While no official Shazam project has been announced by Warner Bros, the studio recently unveiled nine mystery DC Entertainment titles it is planning to release between 2016 and 2020.

Variety reported that Darren Lemke will write the script for the Shazam movie.

Shazam, aka Captain Marvel, has an alter ego Billy Batson, who can transform into a superhero by saying "Shazam" and then develops the powers of six mythological gods.

Black Adam is an ancient Egyptian prince named Teth-Adam, who was formerly a superhero, before succumbing to his own pride and becoming the nemesis of Shazam.

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