That Hashtag Show is reporting that John Cena and Joshua Sasse are the frontrunners for the role of Shazam in the DCEU.
With pre-production for Shazam on the way, everyone is wondering about who is going to play the titular superhero. We’ve already had confirmation from director David F. Sandberg that the role is going to be played by two different actors, one will be Billy Batson as a kid and one will be Billy Batson as the adult superhero. Whether you like it or not, it seems the studio is looking at either wrestler turned actor John Cena or Galavant actor Joshua Sasse to play heroic Shazam. Here’s the synopsis as reported by That Hashtag Show:
“Based on the DC Comics character Shazam! Billy Batson becomes Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal, when he says the magic word ‘Shazam!’ The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes. The wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury.”
That Hashtag Show is also reporting to have a description of Billy Batson, which is being used for casting:
“Male, 12-15 years old. A teenager who becomes Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. Granted access to incredible powers by the wizard Shazam, he speaks the wizard’s name and is struck by a lightning bolt that gives him the powers of the gods.”