BREAKING: The Rock Suits Up As Black Adam For ‘Shazam’

As appointed protectors of Earth by the wizard Shazam, Captain Marvel has the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, Black Adam the swiftness of Heru, the courage of Mehen.

But the greatest of power in “Shazam”’s arsenal doesn’t come from a wizard – this time, it came from YOU.

Charged last month with helping The Rock choose the role he would play in the upcoming “Shazam,” MTV Movies Blog visiters overwhelming suggested Black Adam, the treacherous and corrupt former champion who fights Captain Marvel.

Now the Rock is back to tell MTV that he agrees (read the full story here).

After the jump, watch The Rock announce his decision and thank the fans for weighing in.

“I sayeth Black Adam as well,” he enthusiastically pronounced. “I love that. I love that [fans] were so vocal.”

Johnson stressed that the role wasn’t yet a done deal, though he went on to say that the character of Black Adam was being changed to meet his strengths as an actor.

“I’m meeting with [director] Pete Segal tonight [November 1] and we’re going to talk about it,” he grinned.

So while it’s never wise to count your chickens before they’re hatched –it would seem that the only thing left for The Rock is to sign on the line that is dotted.

And when he does, he wants this to be his message to fans.

“Thank you for choosing,” he proclaimed. “Now the goal is just to make a kickass movie, a kickass character.”

Behold your power! They’re listening. Sound off on the Rock, “Shazam,” and who should play Captain Marvel below.