One of the more curious entries in the DCEU is the SHAZAM! film that is scheduled for 2019. It’s curious not just because SHAZAM! is not as popular as other DC Comics hero who is getting a film, and most importantly, despite it only being a year or so out, the main character has not be cast. In fact, the only casting is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as villain Black Adam.
Ironically enough, it’s through The Rock that we may know who could get cause as Earth’s Mightiest Mortal, SHAZAM!
“I’m going to throw one name out here, and I want to see how the fans are going to react to this,” Johnson said during an interview with We Got This Covered. “A guy who I met, and after I met him I was like ‘man 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 … we both looked at each other and was like: ‘Possibly Shazam? And we’re like yes, all right.’ I’m not even going to tell you his name, I’m just going to say Lone Ranger.”
He of course is referring to Armie Hammer, who has been named in possibly being in the DCEU, though as the Green Lantern Hal Jordan, but this could certainly be possible. It’ll just have to be confirmed before we can believe it.