If you’re a fan of DC Comics and Shazam, we have great news: DC has already cast the 3,000 year old sorcerer for the upcoming film adaptation.
The role will be portrayed by American-Beninese actor Djimon Hounsou.
We also have two interesting tidbits about Hounsou and the Shazam! adaptation: the first is that Hounsou also plays the Kree mercenary Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Captain Marvel, and the second is that filming for Shazam! has already finished.
There’s no word why Hounsou’s casting was not announced before filming.
Shazam! follows the adventures of young Billy Batson, who becomes an adult superhero by shouting the name Shazam (an acronym for the powers of “the gods” Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury). His powers were given by an ancient sorcerer who fights evil and is on the lookout for a successor.
Batson will be portrayed by Angel Asher while the grownup superhero will be portrayed by Zachary Levi.
There have been no leaked images or trailers yet, but the film is expected to be released on April 5, 2019.
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