Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson confirms DC Shazam movie, could appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has confirmed that he will star in a DC film, which probably takes place in the same universe as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and could lead up to the Justice League movie.

Because he's The Rock, Johnson told AP he has the choice of playing superhero Shazam or arch-nemesis Black Adam.

"I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role," he added.

The wrestler-turned-action-hero previously hinted at the movie, teasing: "Just say the word…That's all I'm going to say" during an interview, surely a reference to "Shazam", the word Billy Batson says in order to transform into his superhero alter ego.

Johnson didn't say whether or not his character would appear in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, but if not it's very possible the superheroes will collide in the Justice League movie planned for 2017.

He starred in Hercules this summer, and will next appear in Fast & Furious 7.