The Rock Up For Two Roles in Shazam!

And we'd still prefer Fred MacMurray in the role.

by | September 25, 2007 | Comments

Captain Marvel is still headed to the big screen — and when he gets there, he may have an artfully raised eyebrow to go with that lightning bolt on his chest.

We reported back in May that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was rumored to be up for the lead role in Peter Segal‘s Shazam!, the John August-scripted adaptation of the venerable DC Comics character.

At the time, reaction to the rumor from the RT faithful seemed to waver between confusion and alarm, so it’ll be interesting to see how everyone is handling yesterday’s Shazam! update from IGN Movies (via MTV Movies). According to The Rock, he’s still interested in donning red tights and a cape — but if that falls through, he’s actually up for another role in the production. From the article:

“Shazam, of course, I would love to play. They approached me about [Captain Marvel] and [villain] Black Adam as well…we’ve been meeting for months. We’re toying with either one. I think it’s up to the fans. Without question. I think it’s up to the fans, very specifically because they are passionate about the comic book, about the history and mythology [of the character]. They will be very vocal.”

Though we’ve never met anyone who claimed to be passionate about Captain Marvel, there’s certainly no doubt that the fans will be very vocal. Starting right…about…now.

Source: IGN Movies

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