Shazam, or the previously named Captain Marvel, is one of my favorite heroes. While many might not know him, it looks like that is going to change, as he will be getting his own solo movie set to release in 2019. Though, according to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who is playing Black Adam (awesome choice, by the way), it might come earlier - but it's too soon to tell. I still find it strange that we've cast our villain before the actual hero of the film. Anyway, with NY Comic-Con not too far away, I imagine that is a good time to announce who will be playing our God of Thunder. Here's my list of who I feel could do a decent job bringing the character to life. These are only going to be people who aren't cast for either Marvel or DC, so people actually eligible.
I don't understand the hate for Liam. He's a pretty good actor, sure he's been in less desirable movies, but what actor hasn't? I like him in The Hunger Games, and he certainly has the look for this particular hero. I can really see Liam playing a superhero, and wouldn't mind him as Shazam one bit. Plus, it'd be pretty cool having both the Hemsworth brothers playing God(s) of Thunder, just saying.
Joseph is one of my favorite actors ever personally, so I admit this entry is a little biased - but aside from that I could see this work. Shazam usually has a cocky and wisecracking attitude, which I have seen Joseph portray well. Just give him some time to gain muscle, and this would make a great live-action portrayal.
We haven't seen much of Josh lately. Is he even still acting? If so, we got ourselves a pretty decent Shazam. I feel with Josh, we've yet to see him at his full potential. I see Shazam in him, and could definitely see him pulling of this role. Or is it just me?
Yes, Spock from the recent Star Trek reboots (which are great, by the way) would be a terrific Shazam. He's got the attitude, acting chops, and while his facial features are very distinctive and Shazam always has those generic male features, I feel they wouldn't be all that bothersome on the actual big screen. I'm a huge fan of his work, and seeing him as a superhero would be badass. Just like pretty much every actor on this list, he would have to bulk up.
Dun, dun, duuuuun! Ahah, just kiddin'!
Legolas as Shazam? Sign me the hell up! Orlando is a great actor, who could definitely pull off the character. Besides, I feel like Orlando is due for another epic role. He was in the Lord of the Rings franchise, is still in The Pirates of the Caribbean series, why not join the DCEU?
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this article. I realize many of you will disagree with these choices, but like I stated, if all these actors bulked up, they would really work. But that's just my opinion. I want to hear yours; who would you cast as Shazam? Would it be anyone on this list? Leave your comments below and follow for more content. Stay golden!