It looks like Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming superhero film keeps growing with each passing day. The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that rising actor Bodhi Sabonui will have a key role in the upcoming Shazam spin-off. The plot remains largely a mystery and the 13-year-old actor’s role is also not disclosed in the article. He is joining quite a cast that consists of Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quintessa Swindell. The Canadian actor has already appeared in another DC project, CW’s Legends of Tomorrow. He has also appeared in A Million Little Things, The Babysitters Club, and The Main Event. Black Adam will be his biggest project yet that is set to film this week.
The film will tell the story of Theo-Adam. In the comics, the character has been commonly known as an anti-hero. We were teased bout his origin during the DC FanDome panel last year in August, where Johnson introduced us to his upcoming origins. He was given the powers of the wizard Shazam before being imprisoned for his misdeeds. After 5,000 years he is free and will take his vengeance on the world. He will also come face-to-face with the Justice Society of America. Jaume Collet-Serra will bring the film to life after working together with The Rock on Disney’s Jungle Cruise film. It’s going to be interesting to see how the film sets up Adam’s story. We’ll see if it might even tie directly into the upcoming Shazam sequel.