Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Because Dwayne Johnson doesn’t have enough action/adventure franchises already, he could find himself with yet another one on his hands. The actor has confirmed he’ll star in The Janson Directive, based on the book by Bourne author Robert Ludlum. Akiva Goldsman is writing the script.
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Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
The Internet has been all abuzz over the news that Dwayne Johnson is finally set to play Black Adam in a Shazam movie, after years of rumor. But once the initial excitement over a Dwayne Johnson superhero movie wore off, some of us were left with questions — like “Wait, who is Black Adam, exactly?”
Luckily, there’s a video now to give you the answer to that exact inquiry. Whether you’re a DC Comics newbie just getting to know the universe, or a longtime fan who wants to brush up on your history, learn everything you need to know about Black Adam after the jump.
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Earlier today, when talking about revelations from The Rock that he’s playing Black Adam in Shazam, we wondered if either Captain Marvel / Shazam or Black Adam might be introduced in Batman v Superman or Justice League. Turns out that’s not likely to happen. While Shazam is being treated as a DC property, the film is being assembled by New Line rather than Warner Bros. As such, it will likely be outside the parameters of the Justice League story. Get the Shazam Justice League info we have below. Read More »
Dwayne Johnson has confirmed the role he’ll play in Shazam, and it isn’t the good guy. The actor tweeted a photo of the villain Black Adam attacking Shazam, along with a quote and text that clearly puts the Rock in the costume of Black Adam. But he probably won’t be an out-and-out bad guy, as word is the film will follow the more recent conception of the character, which casts him as a militant and somewhat reformed anti-hero who struggles to clear his name from past villainous deeds. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’ve known for a while now that Dwayne Johnson has plans to star in a Shazam movie. But there have been some conflicting reports about which part he’d play, and now we know why: He hasn’t decided yet. Hit the jump to read his latest comments on the matter.
Update: Further comments from Johnson have been added below, relating that he wanted to announce Shazam at Comic Con, and saying that he expects the official announcement to come soon.
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If you were hoping for more family friendly Dwayne Johnson action movies, today is your lucky day. New Line Cinema has hired writers to do not one, but two sequels in the Journey to the Center of the Earth franchise, each of which will be headlined by Johnson. Chad and Carey Hayes, who co-wrote The Conjuring, have been brought on to write Journey 3 and Journey 4, sequels to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth and its 2012 follow-up Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Read More »
“Make Mine Marvel” is becoming Hollywood’s mantra. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, the stars of 2013’s two Marvel Studios releases, find themselves in the top five highest earning actors of the past year, according to Forbes Magazine. Downey Jr. is #1, earning a mind-boggling $75 million last year and Hemsworth is #5, earning $37 million. Who rounds out the rest of the top ten? Check out the list below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s about time to put those Dwayne Johnson superhero movie rumors to rest — because according to Johnson, one is about to be announced for real.
In a recent interview, Johnson teased an upcoming project involving a DC character with “the power of Superman.” He wouldn’t say whom exactly it was, but it sounds a whole lot like Shazam. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
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These days, if you’re making an action movie, it’s a simple process. Step one: try and get Dwayne Johnson. Step two: everything else.
Universal has just about accomplished that first step for the upcoming adaptation of Robert Ludlum‘s The Janson Directive. Johnson is in talks to star in and produce the film, which is based on a book by the late Bourne series author. This, too, is a potential franchise starter, about a legendary covert agent who starts a private agency and finds himself being hunted by his own people. There’s no writer or director yet, but if Johnson is attached, that should change quickly. Read more about The Janson Directive movie here. Read More »