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Dwayne Johnson on wanting to portray Black Adam: 'I have just loved that backstory'

By
Wade Sheridan
Dwayne Johnson arrives at the world premiere of Moana on November 14. Johnson detailed his excitement to portray DC Comics character Black Adam calling him the most intriguing superhero. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Dwayne Johnson arrives at the world premiere of "Moana" on November 14. Johnson detailed his excitement to portray DC Comics character Black Adam calling him "the most intriguing superhero." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson has revealed why he wants to portray DC Comics villain Black Adam as part of Warner Bros. DC extended universe.

"I have loved the role of Black Adam. I love that he starts off as a slave, that he felt like he was wronged," the actor detailed during a YouTube Q&A Tuesday where he took fan's questions on his Seven Bucks Digital Studios page.

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"I have just loved that backstory. I think that Black Adam has always been, to me, the most intriguing superhero."

Other highlights from the clip include Johnson saying his favorite WWE matches were the ones he won and that having two daughters has been "the greatest blessing in my life."

The comments come after Johnson sent fans into a frenzy over the holidays when he posed for a photo with Superman star Henry Cavill.

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Black Adam and Superman (@henrycavill). Today we drink like gentleman and come together as friends. We're excited for what the future brings. #DangerousGentlemen #DCWorldsWillCollide #BlackSavagery," he captioned the photo at the time.

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Johnson is set to appear as Black Adam, the nemesis of Justice League member Captain Marvel in DC and Warner Bros.Shazam! which is slated for release April 5, 2019.

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