It looks like DCEU is planning on involving a DC TV actor from the past for a Shazam movie. By far it has been highly speculated that Dawyne Johnson would play as Black Adam. However, the cast for Captain Marvel has remained in the shadows until now.
Recently a fan tweeted to Alan Ritchson, questioning him weather his next film would portray him as Shazam. The actor responded to the tweet with a simple “yup!”. check out the tweet below.
Since the post, fans on Ritchson’s Twitter page have been tagging Zack Snyder and others to get their second confirmation. However, neither DCEU nor Warner Bros. have made their official announcement yet.
Alan Ritchson is known for playing as Aquaman in “Smallville” TV series. The actor also gained a fan following after his role in Blue Mountain State TV series in 2010.
The actor is already in ties with superhero movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” as Raphael. Currently fans are puzzled over his tweet confirming to play as Shazam for DCEU, reports Cosmic Book News.
There have been speculations that Shazam would potrayed as a CGI character. If so, Ritchson could likely be playing the fictional version in the movie.
In DC Comics and animated series, Shazam is also known by his human version Billy. The superhero is known for receiving his power from multiple gods during his transformation. Moreover, he is also a prominent member in the Justice League.
Shazam movie is expected to be one of the untitled DC films under Warner Bros movie schedule. The title is expected to release on April 5th 2019.
Director James Gunn has also revealed his interest in directing the film as well during a Facebook Q&A, according to another report from Cosmic Book News. Currently it has been revealed that DC Comics COO and President Geoff Johns will be writing the script for the movie.
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