Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson just announced that he will star as this DC Comics villain

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Johnson, who lives part-time in metro Atlanta, will star as Black Adam

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will trade his buffed good guy persona for that of DC Universe supervillain known for his magical lightning and combats with Shazaam.

Thursday afternoon Johnson announced via his Instagram he would Black Adam, a antihero first introduced to comic book fans via “The Marvel Family” comic book in 1945.

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The "Fast and Furious" star shared concept art of himself as Black Adam, which shows the dastardly villain in his signature black suit embolden with a gold bolt of thunder. Johnson has previous expressed his desire to play the role, according to comicbook.com.

"As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be” he wrote. “But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart - I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid - my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. "

His Instagram image also revealed the date of release as Dec. 22, 2021.

Dwayne will next star in “Jumanji: The Next Level” on Dec. 13, 2019. He came to prominence during his WWF. He would turn his wrestling stardom into a blockbuster movie career in films like “The Scorpion King,” “Moana” and “The Fast and Furious” series.

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