ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Spider-Man has a really hard time, a fascinating ‘Batman vs Superman’ spoiler is revealed, and Marvel looks to cast the mentor of ‘Doctor Strange.’
Back in September, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed through Twitter that he’s signed on to play the villainous Black Adam role in DC’s upcoming ‘Shazam’ movie. We’d been hearing rumors for a while that Johnson was getting in on the superhero business, and casting him as Black Adam is a rather inspired choice. But don’t expect Johnson to play a straightforward bad guy: the actor just teased some more hints about his “anti-hero” character.
'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has so far conducted fake mountain top-set "intense staredowns" with such genuinely intense dudes as Jared Leto and Robert Downey, Jr., both of which ended up being mostly amusing, only slightly weird outings. For his latest eyeball-popper, however, Fallon finally went full weird, with Dwayne Johnson assisting as his staring partner.
This is a weird instance of art imitating life imitating art. Universal Studios Orlando’s famous old ‘Earthquake’ ride was recently updated and replaced with a similar attraction called ‘Disaster!’ where guests get to experience movie special effects, and become extras in the “ultimate” disaster movie called ‘Mutha Nature,’ which stars none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Next summer, Johnson will be seen in ‘San Andreas,’ which is basically ‘Mutha Nature’ brought to life.
Dwayne Johnson has spent the past decade splitting his time between action movies and family fare, so it was only a matter of time before everyone’s favorite muscleman was recruited to voice an animated Disney character.
Johnson and Hart will film 'Central Intelligence' next spring for New Line and 'We're the Millers' director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Here we go! After being teased in seven-second increments earlier this week, we have the first full, official trailer for the newly-titled 'Furious 7,' which wastes absolutely no time getting right into the bonkers action, with a car being parachute-dropped onto the road during one of the crew's missions, and Paul Walker's Brian being rescued from a harrowing episode on the edge of a cliff by Michelle Rodriguez. And that's only a fraction of what we see in this trailer.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is not afraid to show off his glistening abs. If you have 'em, flaunt 'em, right? He did it a lot in the recent 'Hercules' movie and in Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain,' and he's about to break out those puppies once again (and, probably, for a lot longer) in Paramount's upcoming 'Baywatch' movie.
As 'Batman vs. Superman' very clearly teases the upcoming 'Justice League' crossover (the subtitle is 'Dawn of Justice' after all), we all sort of assumed that The Rock's long-teased 'Shazam!' movie would fit into that blueprint somehow. Even The Rock himself tweeted the art above of his character, Black Adam, fighting both Shazam and Superman. But, now it seems that 'Shazam!' will be operating independently from the rest of the other DC superheroes at Warner Bros.
Today, after literally years of teasing fans in interviews and on social media, Dwayne Johnson revealed that he'll be playing Black Adam in Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Shazam' movie. This is interesting news for a variety of reasons, but let's stick to...