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Dwayne Johnson reveals Shazam DC movie role?

We've long known that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is keen to take on a big role in the DC movie universe.

Yet while rumours have long been circulating that he could play Lobo or Green Lantern, we're pretty darn sure we've just nabbed the exclusive on who he'll be playing.

During a chat about all things Hercules (lots of amazing videos coming soon), we tried to nail down who he's playing.

Johnson reveals that he and DC are set to make a big announcement very soon (Comic-Con, anyone?), and that the character he'll be playing has 'the power of Superman', isn't Green Lantern "He was a character I wanted to play, but there was already a version of Green Lantern..." (so could we be seeing a shock Ryan Reynolds appearance at the DC/ JLA Comic-Con panel?!), and 'can throw down', before teasing a very mysterious, hugely clue-heavy rejoinder...

Comic fans will quickly put the clues together, and they all point to Shazam - a DC movie that was first rumoured to be in development just last month.

For the uninitiated, Captain Marvel tells the story of a young boy, Billy Batson, who's granted the power to transform into a very Superman-like superhero called Captain Marvel. More importantly, he transforms into Captain Marvel by simply saying the word 'Shazam'. Just say the word, indeed.

Watch the video below to watch Johnson tease it in-person - including lots more detail about his dealings with DC - then let us know what you think in the comments.

Hercules is in UK cinemas 25 July 2014.

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