Well, as everybody on the Internet today must know by now, an official statement has been made about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s involvement with DC and that is that Johnson will in fact portray the character of Black Adam. Is this a good fit? Yes, I think so. If anyone in Hollywood today could do a good Black Adam, it absolutely is Dwayne Johnson. Personally, I also think that Johnson would be fantastic as the anti-hero Lobo (which would’ve been much more preferable to myself) so when I heard his involvement was with a Shazam-film, I was a bit displeased, but it is what it is and they couldn’t have found anyone better to fill those shoes. Maybe he’ll do Lobo next? One can only hope.
Next up on the casting-roster today is Blade Trinity‘s Dominic Purcell. It has been announced that he will portray Heat Wave in the CW’s Flash. This, however, is a casting that could go either way. Dominic is not one of the greatest actors out there but still far from the worst, and Heat Wave may not be one of DC’s household names, but he’s not the most obscure either, so all I can really say about this is; Give it time, we’ll see how it goes.
There has also been a lot of rumours about Benedict Cumberbatch joining Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as Brainiac, the Riddler and the latest rumor, J’onn J’onnz (better known as the Martian Manhunter). IF… and this is as far as I know a pretty big IF, Cumberbatch is in fact attached to the film, I could definitely see him as Brainiac without giving it a single thought. The Riddler? Well, maybe, but I think that character was given a bum rep with Jim Carrey’s portrayal in Batman Forever he (Riddler) isn’t likely to bounce back from so that leaves us with the Martian Manhunter. Well, yeah, I can see it, but in my opinion, he would have to bulk up for it. Yes, much like the Flash, he is a superhero of slimmer proportions but he’s still pretty damn buff and Cumberbatch doesn’t quite cut it. But he is definitely a good choice for the part, no doubt.
What do you think of all this? Is Dwayne Johnson a good choice for Black Adam? Did they go wrong when casting Purcell as Heat Wave? If Cumberbatch is attached, which of these three characters would You like to see him as? Or someone completely different even? Let me know!
And as I told you guys yesterday, today was Sin City: A Dame to Kill For-day but I’m gonna digest that one for tomorrow, so please, come back tomorrow for my review-ish post on that. But until then…..