Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Tweeted out details of a big meeting at DC Entertainment last week, and the reasons for that have now been revealed. While he was originally set to take on the role of Black Adam in 2019’s Shazam, it has now been confirmed that the one movie is becoming two as the villain is going to receive his own solo outing in the near future.

That’s definitely a surprise, though it’s said that New Line and Warner Bros. decided that having the charismatic Johnson take on just a supporting role in Shazam as that movie’s villain would have been a waste, hence why he’ll now take centre stage in his own film.

As a result of this, Black Adam is no longer expected to be Shazam’s big bad, though it’s thought that the two will eventually meet somewhere down the line in what would no doubt be a pretty epic encounter. Rumour has it that he could show up in Aquaman next year!

We’ll just have to wait and see on that, but there’s currently no one attached to Black Adam. Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo) is penning the Shazam script, so it’s possible that could come first, but New Line is probably going to want to prioritise the one starring The Rock!

Next up for Warner Bros. is Wonder Woman and Justice League, and Aquaman is expected to begin production soon in Australia. The fate of The Flash isn’t quite so certain due to it losing its director last year, but the DC Films Universe does seem to be taking shape…slowly.