Though still not cast, word of a Shazam film coming to the DCEU soon have gotten fans talking of potential candidates of who would play one very particular Captain Marvel. Of course, the loudest voice was heard from his nemesis Black Adam himself.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has been cast for Black Adam before any form of production, gave his thoughts on who could play the ideal Shazam when talking to We Got this Covered:
Let’s see. But for example, I’m going to throw out a name out there, and I want to see how the fans will react to it,. A guy who I met, I went ‘Wow! That guy is such a cool guy! He is a lot bigger than I thought he would be’ And when I walked away, I remember telling our producer, who I have worked with for a long time, we both looked at each other and was like ‘Possibly Shazam?!’ and we went ‘Yes!’. I’m not even going to say his name, I’m just going to say Lone Ranger.
Fans were quick to speculate this as Armie Hammer himself, who played the titular character in 2013’s The Lone Ranger. Rumored even before to play Green Lantern, a solid recommendation from his rival did give them a second thought on the role.
It wasn’t too long until concept actor-to-superhero artist supreme BossLogic made two versions featuring Armie: one with classic bright Shazam colors, and a second reflecting the more grim colors of the current DCEU. You can check them out below!
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