Dwayne Johnson Wants Armie Hammer As Shazam In The DCEU

ShazamDwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be playing the DC Comics character and famous Shazam villain Black Adam in his own solo film as part of the DC Extended Universe. While the Shazam film has yet to find someone to play the iconic hero, Johnson recently did an interview where he was asked who he would love to see play Shazam if he could pick anyone.

“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. “

The reporter realized exactly who it was that Johnson was referring to as the Lone Ranger star was no other than Armie Hammer. Johnson made it clear that Hammer was one of a “handful” candidates for the role.

Would you want to see Armie Hammer cast as Shazam in the DC Extended Universe? Sound off in the comments below.

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5 Things The ‘Nightwing’ Movie Needs To Get Right

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Of all the surprising moves made by DC, announcing a solo Nightwing film was perhaps the most surprising. Considering Batman hasn’t even started filming his solo movie yet, it seemed a bit premature. Then of course came the announcement of the Batgirl movie, and it became clear that DC is hedging its bets in favor of Batman’s surrogate family. While it may have been more favorable to wait until the release of The Batman to consider spinning off the sidekicks, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to with these announcements, but a lot to be apprehensive about too.

Between Batgirl and Nightwing, the Barbara Gordon film is probably the safer bet for an immediately successful solo entry, particularly with Joss Whedon directing and writing. Dick Grayson has a lot more to prove. After all, he’s still considered by general audiences to be simply Robin. They might know that Dick eventually becomes Nightwing, but to most, this just means a change in costume and attitude, but a character who still essentially lives in Batman’s shadow.

This couldnt be further from the truth. In fact, a huge part of Nightwing’s appeal is just how different he is from Batman. Dick has his own way of operating, his own set of values, his own moral code, and his own outlook on life that’s totally different from Bruce Wayne’s. Nightwing represents one of the most optimistic voices in heroism, and when he’s done right, his comic book adventures are a breath of fresh air. There’s a lot of great stuff director Chris Mckay can pull from the Nightwing comics to ensure the movie lives and breathes that authentic Dick Grayson vibe. Here are the 5 things the Nightwing movie needs to get right. Click next to begin!

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  • towblerone

    If that’s what Dwayne wants then Hammer is probably going to get cast.

    • Darthmanwe

      True…. But still, really? Armie Hammer is gonna be the kid in grown-up body? Tsk… I don’t see it, like at all.

      • towblerone

        He’s not my first choice. I think he’d make a better Hal Jordan. Channing Tatum I think would be a better Shazam and I’m not even a fan of his.

        • JoyDC4Life

          No doubt, Armie NEEDS to be in DCEU, I have no doubt this will happen in some form, Hal is my #1 pick for him, as well. He has the personality in spades. As Shazam… eh… if that happens, I’ll get over it. Armie will do great with whatever he gets, I have faith. He & Henry have such great on and off chemistry with each other, it’d be a shame to not take advantage of that in the DC World.