The Rock lived every #DC fan's dream yesterday by being given a sneak peek at the very fabric of the extended universe from the high ups responsible for shaping it, and it all sounds incredibly positive.
In a meeting, presumably about the beloved beefcake's upcoming role as #BlackAdam in Shazam, Dwayne Johnson was treated to some juicy insider nuggets about the (some might argue) much-needed tonal shifts in the #DCEU. To cut a long story short, it seems like the executives have heard the fan voice and they're listening.
The star also described Black Adam as the "most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time," which indicates we should expect a chilling performance from the lovable star as DC continues to develop fully fleshed out villains.
For those of you who are exhausted by Snyder's unrelentingly dark visuals and somber themes, Johnson's words will be especially welcome as he teases a very different vision for the future:
"Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time.
Hope, optimism & FUN.
Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe."
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Yes, that's right, caps lock FUN. A concept that is sure to have Snyder retching like a cat wrenching up a hairball.
As a fan himself, it's heartening that #TheRock has seen the plans laid out on the table and given them a hefty nod of approval. I mean, come on, if you are going to trust anyone's opinions it's this guy's, right?
Sadly, we will have to wait until March 8, 2019 to see The Rock in Shazam, but it's awesome that DC are keeping their universe in check when the endeavor of filming the flick is still merely a glimmer in the director's eye.
I have HOPE.