Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson needs no introduction when it comes to the pro wrestling world as he is still regarded as one of the all-time greats. He is also a dominant force in Hollywood and brings huge star power to any film he acts in. The Rock is also a businessman and a very conniving one at that.
The Rock is also involved with DC as he will be portraying the role of Black Adam in DCEU’s upcoming film of the same name. He had previously given an idea how his Black Adam suit would look like.
On top of that, The Rock also provided the background for his character Black Adam, where he hinted that Black Adam is even stronger than Superman.
While speaking to Variety, Black Adam director Collet-Serra stated that The Rock’s character is like the Dirty Harry of superheroes.
“Having just done a romantic adventure comedy where he’s very light, I was really attracted to getting the dark version of Dwayne. Basically, turning him into Clint Eastwood in a Western. I was like, ‘You’re like the Dirty Harry of superheroes.
“I didn’t have to convince people that I was right for this one in the same way that I did for Jungle Cruise. It’s like things I’ve done with Liam [Neeson], that tough-guy antihero who has a heart. The world is not black and white. The world is in gray areas, so you need these people that are riding that gray area.”
Other than Black Adam, The Rock is also set to star in another DC movie called DC League of Super-Pets. Black Adam is slated to release in theaters on July 29, 2022, and we will have to see whether it will turn out to be a big winner for the DCEU.