Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? Well… neither can I, but if I had a pair of super powered nostrils, I suppose I’d sniff a massive news scoop. We’ve long known that the Thespian Formerly Known as Rock (Dwayne Johnson) desires a role in DC’s Cinematic Universe. He’s a bigger than life figure, and regardless of acting talent, he could sufficiently portray any number of superheroes. Besides Bryan Singer’s X-Men and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, current caped crusaders’ don’t exactly ‘bring the gravitas’.

Well, while hitting the press rounds for his upcoming Grecian epic Hercules, Johnson revealed that he’s 100% cast in DC’s movies. Not only that, but his character will be just as mighty as Superman. Oh, and then Johnson pretty much spills the beans by saying “Just say one word.”

Shazam! Dwayne Johnson is Shazam! Here’s the video.

There’s no other hero for him. And make no mistake, Dwayne Johnson will most definitely play a hero. Even though he’s a badass brawler, I don’t imagine he’s the type for a one-and-done villain role. Not only that, but Shazam is the only other DC hero rumored to star in his very own solo adventure. The rest of DC’s superheroes will share the silver screen with at least one other caped do-gooder, just like Batman and Superman in Dawn of Justice.

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Source: Total Film