Melbourne (ANI): 'The Scorpion King" star Dwayne 'The Rock"
Johnson is teaming up with director Peter Segal for a film version
of “Captain Marvel". However, IESB.net reports that the
professional fighter-turned-actor will not be taking up the role of
the superhero, and has opted to play the villain instead.
The comic tells the story 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, reports Moviehole. Whenever Billy speaks the
wizard's name, he is instantly struck by a magic lightning bolt
that transforms him into an adult superhero – Captain Marvel -
empowered with the abilities of six mythical figures.
According to the website, Rock will be playing is 'Black Adam",
a sort-of 'villain with a conscience". Adam was a previous
appointee of the wizard Shazam, but soon used his power for his own
corrupt ends, which forced the wizard to punish him. That
punishment removed Adam from that time, only to appear in modern
times to challenge Shazam's current appointee, Billy Batson, in his
Captain Marvel form.