The Rock to Star in Shazam

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The Rock to Star in Shazam
The Rock will re-team with Get Smart director Peter Segal for a film version of Shazam, based on the comic of the same name.

The former WWE star was initially offered the opportunity to play the caped superhero Captain Marvel, but he's opted instead to play the villain. His name? Black Adam (pictured).

"The goal is just to make a kickass movie, a kickass character," Dwayne Johnson said.

This comic book tells the tale of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam.

Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he's instantly struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero: Captain Marvel.

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