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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Chatting with Warner Bros. About DC

Could "The People's Champion" become part of DC's cinematic universe?

Speculation is never in short supply when it comes to comic book movies, and now Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has given us something definitely worth thinking about. The actor held a Q&A on Twitter and, when asked about which Marvel or DC character he'd want to play, Johnson revealed he had a "big meeting" with Warner Bros' CEO about DC Comics.

First and foremost, it's important to note this obviously isn't confirming he'll appear on the big screen in a DC movie. A meeting doesn't automatically mean the the opportunity will pan out, after all. That said, this isn't the first time Rock's name has been attached to DC movies. He's stated he would love to play Black Adam and he was previously attached to a Lobo project. It's also worth noting the big dude was sporting a Batman shirt for his Q&A picture.

If Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson does end up landing an opportunity with the DC cinematic universe, who do you think he should play? Have fun speculating below, Viners.

Source: Twitter


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Posted by TheReddyHoodie


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Posted by GothamRed

He does look like alternate BA from maybe.

Edited by Crom-Cruach

Killer Croc!

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Interesting stuff

Posted by difficlus

Black Adam or Bane.

I would prefer him as Black Adam.

Posted by Mapacherise22

Black Adam

Posted by kgb725

Im hoping for Adam because Shazam comes with him

Edited by The Stegman

Maybe a Greek god for a possible WW solo? Ares?

Posted by KidChipotle

Holy crap! Action Tilson is an acquaintance of mine and a pretty good contributor to my website! Awesome and strange to see him on here.

As for being on topic, I usually want him to stay away from DC/Marvel movies because I've been a tad sour towards him for the last few years but I think he would make a pretty good Black Adam. Or…maybe even a John Stewart?

Posted by JMG

I could see him playing clay face for some reason. Also Darkseid

Posted by Knightfall225

@the_stegman: yea i see hom being Ares. Dc still fears that a solo movie with a woman leading may not make a lot of money and everyone knows the rock is a popular money maker in hollywood so adding him as the main villian would make sense.

Posted by sasquatch888

he would be an awesome new version of bane

Posted by flazam

He's probably gonna be Black Adam or Lobo or Ares or Mongul

The Rock tends to make movies cheesy

Posted by Perfect 10

COME ON SHAZAM!!!!!!!!!! DO IT ROCK. though i thought disney had him locked down seeing as he was in so many disney movies and tv shows....

Posted by ImagineMan16

I have a bad feeling they would wind up casting him as Darkseid...

Posted by fodigg

I think he'd make a great Teth Adam. The character is basically a "heel" from wrestling.

Posted by reaverlation

Black Adam or Bane.

Posted by ColaNicole

@kgb725 said:

Im hoping for Adam because Shazam comes with him


Edited by Birthright

Martian Manhunter. He is big and intimidating like the current Martian Manhunter.

He also kind of looks like Simon Baz.

Posted by daredevil21134

Please just keep him away from Luke Cage

Edited by ccraft

Black Adam, Lobo, or Ares.

I think it would be awesome to see Dwayne Johnson in a cbm :)

Posted by jackbensley777

hed be a perfect black adam. ive seen him do weird accents and he looks perfect for it

Posted by glclemg

Rock could play Dr. Fate, Cyborg or Aquaman. I can see him doing a diferent take on Aquaman.

Posted by Knightfall225

@glclemg: aquaman nah but cyborg would be interesting

Posted by fil123

black adam lobo or Ares.

im putting money on ares or BA in a wonderwoman film or JL

Posted by Nahuel

The Martian or Darkseid...

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Has anyone mentioned Steel? They could introduce him the third Superman movie...

Edited by lifeofvibe


everytime...there was talk of him being


luke cage

black adam

but really whats he gonna be!

steel sounds awesome


black lightning

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Please be Black Adam. *Crosses fingers* Please be Black Adam

Posted by Maddpanda531


Posted by LyraFay

I heard that a Shazam movie was on the cards but its off now due to Man of Steel's success. Such a shame but the Rock would make a good Black Adam.

Posted by JediXMan



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Posted by mksystem74

Watch him be cast as Lex Luthor.

Edited by Herx

well I think he could pull off the physical aspects of Black Adam off (haven't seen many films with him in, so unfortuanatly my cinema knowledge of him runs along the lines of a bunch of Disney films and G.I.Joe retaliation... with retaliation being the highlight). He'd deffinantly have to be one of the more physically present characters, though if it turns out that they have a great director and creation crew in this hypothetical movie (which doesn't have the executives of time warner breathing down their back all the time) I wouldn't be surprised if they went a completely different rout and had had him play a character who doesn't have a strong physical presence on screen i.e. Dr. William Magnus.

Posted by Black_Claw

Please let him play Black Adam. PLEASE!!!

Posted by Doomnaut

He would make the perfect Harley Quinn.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

Black Adam or MMH or Killer Croc

Posted by MonsterStomp

Black Adam for the win!!

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

I hope its not Cyborg.

Edited by OreoAssassin

Black Adam 100%

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@doomnaut said:

He would make the perfect Harley Quinn.

He certainly has the physique for the role.

Posted by SavageDragon

Black Adam or Ares

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Watch him be cast as Lex Luthor.

haha that's what I'm thinking. WB has been casting actors for roles tha are pissing some fans off.

Edited by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

Jumping on that Black Adam bandwagon as well.

Posted by Protoflash

Booster Gold

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Black Adam?Ares? DARKSEID?!? That's some bullsh.t...... Dude is OBVIOUSLY Captain Carrot

Posted by CurlyInsaneGuy

I know it's a lot less likely, but I think he could do really well as a more obscure character.

He would make a really good Crazy Quilt.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

I hope DC/WB make a Shazam film with Dwayne Johnson and Brandon Molale. :(