The Rock Wanted to Announce Shazam at Comic Con, But Warner Said \’No\’

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ShazamNow that it’s confirmed that Dwayne Johnson will be playing either Shazam or Black Adam in the Shazam movie, people are wondering when they’ll actually announce it. When Johnson showed up at Comic Con last month, many were expecting it to be a part of Warner’s big panel on Saturday. It turns out he wanted that to happen.

In an interview with a Brazilian website while promoting Hercules in the country, The Rock explained he tried to get Warner to reveal the movie at SDCC:

“My trip to Comic-Con was a surprise, so I called personally to executives at New Line and Warner Bros. to see if they would like to announce Shazam there,” said the actor. “Unfortunately, it was not time yet, but the official announcement should happen soon.”

“I am 100% sure that the movie will happen. We’re talking about it since 2008, when I was offered the role for the first time was just a matter of finding the right script, and it finally happened now. We have a writer who understood the story and brought an amazing approach not only to Shazam, but the power of Black Adam as well.”

With so much buzz about the movie and all of The Rock’s teases, it’ll probably be announced very soon.