‘Shazam’: Smallville’s Alan Ritchson Wants To Star

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Alan Ritchson is no stranger to the DC universe. He previously portrayed Aquaman on The CW show Smallville. Now he wants to star as the title character in DC’s Shazam film.

A fan on Twitter pointed out that the DC Films artwork of the character Shazam looked eerily similar to Ritchson. Check out Ritchson’s response below:

While the comment was completely tongue-in-cheek, the two do look remarkably alike. The part of Shazam currently does remain uncast, however, rumors have indicated Armie Hammer could be up for the role.

Ritchson has also recently starred in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies.

As far as other casting news for the film, Dwayne Johnson’s villainous Black Adam will not be making an appearance in the Shazam film, as had previously been announced.

Other details on Shazam are scarce. The film will be directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation) and currently does not have a release date. However, the film is scheduled to begin production in February 2018.

What do you think, should DC give Alan Ritchson a call and cast him as Shazam? Sound off in the comments below!

5 Ways To Make The ‘Shazam’ Movie Relatable & Engaging

Shazam DC ComicsThe DC Extended Universe is set to expand to new heights in the next few years. Not only will we see the Justice League hit the big screen this year, but we also have exciting movies like Dark Universe and Shazam coming soon.

Shazam — a.k.a. Captain Marvel, though I doubt DC will ever call him that again — is a perfect character to bring to the big screen. The dark, gritty vibe of the DCEU works for characters like Batman or the Suicide Squad, but Shazam deserves something a bit more bright and lively.

The story of Billy Batson walking into a magical world and gaining both the powers of distinct mythical deities and the appearance of a strong adult, He-Man style, is perfect for the big screen. But, as with a lot of superheroes, the trick is making them relatable, and Shazam, with his magic and transformative powers, could be the trickiest of all.

Click the Next button and shout “Shazam” to find out the five ways I think Warner Bros. can make his movie relatable and engaging.

Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.