Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's DC Role Finally Confirmed As Villain Black Adam In The Upcoming 'Shazam' Movie

Well it looks like after "The Rock" was rumored for just about every currently available DC role in book, he will in fact be playing a character he's been a fan-favorite for since the dawn of the decade. We've been through a roller coaster of rumors since the former wrestler first announced his involvement with a DC film last winter, with possibilities ranging from Green Lantern to Doomsday, and even all the way to Lex Luthor. But Johnson has certainly made things clearer for us fans in the last few months,despite not making his highly anticipated announcement at Comic-Con. After teasing through social media that he'd be playing either the superhero Shazam or his arch-nemesis Black Adam, we finally have our official answer.

Yes, that's right ladies and gentlemen, for once The Rock won't be taking on the role of the hero, as he'll be playing the evil Black Adam. Thankfully, The Rock himself was the one to put an end to all the recent rumor mill madness, confirming via Twitter that he will be playing the villain in WB's upcoming Shazam film. Now of course, we've known for some time that WB was planning a Shazam film, specifically following the supposed leak of the studio's upcoming release schedule for their DC property films. While the rumored schedule had Shazam listed for a July 2016 release (Which would make sense given Johnson's early involvement with the film), WB has yet to confirm or deny this rumor, but it's safe to say we can expect the film within a reasonable span of the next few years.
Now too many fans, the idea of a charismatic and usually comedic actor such as The Rock playing one of DC's most vicious villains in a tough pill to swallow. Although The Rock has always been a fan-favorite for the part, his comparisons to the character in the past have solely been based on his resemblance to the character. I myself expected that Johnson would end up playing the titular hero of Shazam, given his track-record as a leading man in many family and adventure films, as well as his ability to give the character the "kid at heart" personality he needs. Having said that, I'm perfectly open to Johnson giving us his take on Black Adam, and I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up pulling off one of the more menacing (And popular) villains will be seeing in DC's upcoming films. There have even been rumors that WB has an interest in making Black Adam into the DC universe's equivalent of Tom Hiddleston's Loki, as a character who eventually crosses path with other heroes aside from his primary foe.
Bringing on an actor as well known as Johnson on board to launch one of their lesser known heroes is certainly a smart move on DC's part, but there are of course still many major elements of the film that the studio has yet to attend to. One such key competent is who will be directing the film, with the studio likely looking for someone who can pull of the light-hearted fun tone they want for an onscreen portrayal of Shazam. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street) seem like viable candidates, although I personally think it'd be very interesting if WB snatched Edgar Wright and his fitting style for the film following his fallout with Marvel over Ant-Man. Then there's of course the casting of the film's two main leads, young Billy Batson and the adult superhero he turns into. While it's hard to think of an actor who could really come off as an intimidating match to Johnson's Black Adam, Joe Manganiello (True Blood) would work wonders both comedically and physically as the hero.
So how do you feel about The Rock playing Black Adam? Will you be able to take him seriously as a villain? What actor would you like to see go toe to toe with him as Shazam? Let us know below!

Warner Bros. Rumored To Have A 'Full House' Reboot In The Works With Most Of The Original Cast Returning

At one point or another, everyone has suffered a sudden burst of nostalgia and wished one of their favorite childhood shows would make a return along with its original cast. While a few years ago this may have seemed like just typical imaginative wishful thinking, Boys Meets World fans already know that this wish now has a much more probable chance of becoming a reality. With Disney Channel recently premiering the highly anticipated Girl Meets World to decent reviews and impressive ratings, many studios have become much more welcome to the idea of bringing back their classic shows for modern audiences. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Warner Bros. is keen on bringing back their own classic sitcom, Full House, which will include characters both new and old. But as is the case with many dated shows, the question still remains as to just how well a new generation of viewers will react to the shows return.

The possibility of the show returning has been brought up as a possibility by fans and cast members in the past, but according to a recent report by TV Guide, now is the closest the series has gotten to becoming a reality. Full House has always seemed like a show that lived on past it's original air dates, mainly through reruns on channels such as Nick@Nite. With a new generation of kids already quite aware of what the name of Uncle Jesse's band is, or who are the two co-hosts of Wake Up San Francisco, a Full House reboot shouldn't have much of a hard time attracting young fans as long as there are some familiar faces around.
Now it's worth taking into consideration that a continuation of the plot of Full House isn't as simple as it was for Girl Meets World, which simply brought back it's leading couple and focuses on their kids. The primary plot of Full House revolved around Danny Tanner having to raise his three daughters along with his best friend Joey Gladstone and his brother in-law Jesse Katsopolis (He later lived in the house with his wife and two kids). While a spin-off series would likely focus on a new generation of Tanners such as the kids of DJ and Steve growing up, the actual purpose of the show being called "Full House" wouldn't make sense in that regard. Unless there was some kind of tragedy that took place to one of the Tanner's spouses leaving them to raise their kids alone (And once again require the help of Danny, Joey, and Jesse) it wouldn't feel like a proper continuation of the classic show.
Just as Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs has been helping with his own sequel series, it's said that Full House creator Jeff Franklin is already penning the pilot. It's believed original star Candance Cameron, Jodie Sweeten, and Andrea Barber (DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy) will be regulars on the show, further emphasizing the theory that show will be focusing on their kids (And possibly all of them living together?). That being said, it's also believed that the series' original main stars; Stamos, Saget, and Coulier, will have some part of the show, likely limited to frequent guest appearances (Similar to Rider Strong's presence in Girl Meets World).
So is this really the right time for a Full House reboot? Do we really need one at all? Are you interested in seeing the gang back together again? Let us know below!