The mysterious prisoner has arrived. You are watching this because you are a fan of Burdens. This is the first edition of Burdens - Act I, were we find INTER Squad in the future faced with unfortunate circumstances of dealing with a strange prisoner who has come with a hidden agenda. Can they stop her before she releases the Lords of the Universe on our world, ultimately destroying it?
Okay… I know there’s been a lot of “Buzz” about this, but let’s talk RATIONALLY about this for a second.
The current trend in the comic book world is to add ethnicity to their characters. To that I say too little, too late. (But that is an entirely different subject altogether.)
Here’s the facts, while Dwayne Johnson would be awesome in the role of a super hero, I think that the role of Shazam/Captain Marvel is not the fit that people think that it could be. I personally believe he’s revealing that he’s going to play a different “one word” super, my money, my hope is that he’ll play Black Adam. Here’s the break down why.
1. Black Adam, is of Egyptian origin. While Dwayne Johnson is NOT Egyptian (interracial Black/Samoan), he can easily Pass for a person of Egyptian origin based on appearance as shown by his portrayal of the “Scorpion King” in The Mummy II.
2. Black Adam’s look and build matches more closely with Johnson’s look and physique.
3. Finally, the most important thing to remember. The word “Shazam” is used by both Captain Marvel and Black Adam.
So, that being said, if I were casting director for this film, that would be the route that I would go. It would offer Johnson the opportunity to diversify his acting ability as well as make for a more interesting cast choice.