We recently had the chance to sit down with Asher Angel and chat with him about all things Shazam!, Superman and whether Henry Cavill is his favorite Man of Steel.
Shazam! just dropped in theaters this weekend and it’s making bank. The superhero epic has loads of fun and heart that easily makes it the best DC film to date. The film finds a way to incorporate Henry Cavill’s Superman in the most genius fashion that doesn’t actually include Henry Cavill himself. Shazam! star Asher Angel happens to be a huge Superman fan and we found that out during a recent interview with the actor.
“I grew up idolizing Superman. Superman was like big. That was my favorite superhero. I would dress up like him for Halloween.”
Asher Angel then went on to tell us his favorite Superman is and his answer probably won’t shock you.
“Henry Cavill is my favorite Superman.”
Henry Cavill is no longer contracted to appear in other DCEU related films as he reportedly walked away from negotiations to cameo in Shazam! with Zachary Levi due to scheduling conflicts. Henry Cavill’s Superman would make a great tutor for Zachary Levi’s Shazam due to the fact that Billy Batson’s only a kid with superpowers and Clark Kent’s been around to face several enemies like General Zod, Lex Luthor, Doomsday, and even Batman.
As you may know, Henry Cavill’s been very busy filming Justice League, Mission: Impossible and Netflix’s The Witcher for the past few years, so he probably didn’t have the time to make an appearance in Zachary Levi’s Shazam!. Although the rumor now points out that this wasn’t a problem for DC and Warner Bros. and that Henry Cavill as Superman will indeed meet Asher Angel and Zachary Levi’s Shazam soon.
What do you think about Asher Angel and his favorite Superhero? Is Henry Cavill your favorite Superman as well? Did you like how Henry Cavill’s Superman was included in Shazam!? Sound off in the comments section below.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas Jones. Here is the plot synopsis for Shazam!:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Shazam! is now playing in theaters!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.