According to a report from The Wrap, Dwayne Johnson could be showing up in the DC Films universe sooner than expected. Insiders say that the plot of the upcoming "Suicide Squad 2" would include the team of anti-heroes tracking a weapon of mass destruction in the form of Black Adam, the character Johnson has been attached to play since 2008. The sequel to 2016's "Suicide Squad" is still a year away from production but "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor is working on the script and will direct the film as well.

Despite a poor reaction from critics and some fans "Suicide Squad" was still a box office success, and the sequel will bring back stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as the Joker.

Johnson has been teasing big plans for Black Adam.

Since he was cast, fans have wondered just when The Rock would bring Black Adam to the big screen. For his part, Johnson has seemed eager to do so and expressed a desire for an on-screen fight with Henry Cavill's Superman. That led some to speculate he would appear in 2017's "Justice League" but that became less likely following the events of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." And while anticipation increased when it was announced Johnson would star in and produce his own solo "Black Adam" film, rather than appear in a Shazam movie, the actor hinted this summer that fans were in for a surprise much sooner.

That tease came following a productive meeting Johnson had with Geoff Johns, the head of DC Films who himself has promised to bring a much more fun and exciting tone to the future of the cinematic universe. This will probably be very easy to accomplish with "Black Adam," given Johnson's personality and the loyalty of his fanbase - two major reasons DC Films has had him attached for nearly a decade.

Black Adam is the primary antagonist of superhero Shazam.

If readers are unfamiliar with Black Adam, he is best known as the supervillain of Shazam. Similar to Shazam, or Captain Marvel as he is known, Black Adam has superpowered strength, stamina, and speed among other powers. Different storylines in DC Comics have portrayed him as more of an anti-hero, but he has typically found himself at odds with Captain Marvel, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League. A Shazam film is already in production, with David Sandberg directing, Zachary Levi as the hero, and Asher Angel as his child alter ego Billy Batson. That film is slated for a 2019 release.