The 37-year old has seemingly won the part from out of nowhere, taking on the DC superhero from under John Cena's nose.
As Shazam! director David F. Sandberg outlined a release date for his blockbuster, J.K. Simmons explained that DC and Warner Brothers have two titles in the works.
The Rock has maintained a healthy working relationship with Warner Brothers for an extended period of his Hollywood career.
The former wrestling superstar is said to be in a race of two, pitted against little known actor Joshua Sasse for the role of the DC superhero
Director David F. Sandberg has given an update for a project that has been fast tracked into the DCEU by the studio executives.