The Rock Teases 'Cool & Strategic' Meeting with DC Over Shazam Movie

Star of the upcoming "Shazam" movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (who will play the villainous Black Adam in the film), took to social media to tease a meeting he had today with DC Entertainment about the film. The meeting is of course the same one that producer Hiram Garcia tweeted about today, saying, "Great meeting today at @dccomics talkin' #Shazam #BlackAdam & more! Big things are coming. Get ready #JustSayTheWord," of course referencing the word "Shazam."

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Johnson wrote in a post to Instagram: "Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time.Hope, optimism & FUN. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam."

Back in August 2016, Garcia discussed the long-gestating DC Comics-based film, saying that Dwayne Johnson is also heavily involved creatively, in addition to confirming that the film is indeed part of DC’s larger shared movie-verse: “It needs to be of the world. You’ve got Justice League, Wonder Woman with a different director, so you’re going to see different points of view. I think by the time we land with [Shazam!] we’ll fit nicely within the world that’s been created, but not such a shorthand relationship. [It’ll be] enough that people say, ‘Oh, this is within the family,’ but the culture will be a little different.”

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Having first entered development in the '00s at New Line Cinema (a division of Warner Bros.), “Shazam” had seemingly stalled in 2013, until Johnson confirmed he’ll star as Black Adam. With the 2014 announcement of a 10-film slate back in 2014 based on DC Comics properties, Warner Bros. made it official. The movie is targeted for a 2019 release.

The next installments in DC’s cinematic universe are “Wonder Woman,” which hits theaters on June 2 and stars Gal Gadot and Christ Pine; and “Justice League,” which arrives in theaters on November 17 and features Gadot, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller.

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