The Harry Potter novels may have been completed in 2007, and their movie adaptations may have wrapped up in 2011, but that hasn’t stopped the juggernaut from even remotely slowing down. New short stories, theme parks, a stage play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and, even, a brand-new spinoff film series – that’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which just started this past November – have all released over the course of the past six years, with even more on the way over the next seven (when Fantastic Beasts’s fifth and final installment is currently scheduled to drop). But all of this may just be prologue to the really big development, should a new rumor be believed.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been teasing his involvement with the DC Extended Universe for many months now, even promising to bring about a “new era” for the DCEU as it supposedly undergoes a tonal shift away from the dark and brooding aspects that have made up a majority of the DC film properties. The actor will take up the mantle of anti-hero Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam! adaptation, which is still set to hit theaters in 2019.