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The Rock wants Armie Hammer to play Shazam! in DCEU film

05.15.2017

So SHAZAM is still a thing that is supposedly happening. The Rock, who is slated to appear as Shazam's main nemesis Black Adam, has been talking about this movie for what feels like over a decade. Hell, it now looks like they're going to split the movies into two, one focusing on each character.

But the question remains: who is going to play Shazam? Well, The Rock has an idea. In an interview with We Got This Covered for his upcoming BAYWATCH film, The Rock let out who he'd think would be a good Shazam, and he said none other than Armie Hammer.

This is of course only conjecture and not an official announcement or anything. But considering that the whole Black Adam/Shazam thing being, well a thing at all, is because of The Rock's star power and passion for the character, if he wants something, I'm sure the studio is at least considering it. And Hammer would be good, I think (heck, he was at one point cast as Batman in George Miller's defunct JUSTICE LEAGUE: MORTAL film). And I've said before that I like that Hammer's been proving himself in smaller films and roles, like his memorable turn in the recent FREE FIRE. So I'm willing to give him a chance. Though considering almost no movies he's headlined have made much money (LONE RANGER, MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.) I do wonder how much Warner wants to take that chance. We'll see.

Either way, SHAZAM! is still listed on imdb as April 5th, 2019...but time will tell if it'll keep that release date or not.

Extra Tidbit: Shazam used to be called Captain Marvel. You could see how that could get confusing.

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9:55PM on 05/15/2017
This movie will not be good.
This movie will not be good.
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9:37PM on 05/15/2017
Please don't judge me, but I've always thought of Owen Wilson for the role of Booster Gold 😄
Please don't judge me, but I've always thought of Owen Wilson for the role of Booster Gold 😄
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7:15PM on 05/15/2017
Hmm, I always think Armie Hammer would be a great Green Lantern Guy Gardner.
Hmm, I always think Armie Hammer would be a great Green Lantern Guy Gardner.
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6:07PM on 05/15/2017

Arnie for a Superhero

I'm not going to pretend to be very familiar with Booster Gold but if the rest of you are certain he'd be better as him, I believe you. I do think he'd better as Hal than Shazam.
Because John Cena is perfect for Shazam :)
I'm not going to pretend to be very familiar with Booster Gold but if the rest of you are certain he'd be better as him, I believe you. I do think he'd better as Hal than Shazam.
Because John Cena is perfect for Shazam :)
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5:35PM on 05/15/2017
I can only speak for one random person on the internet, myself. But i do approve.

I can only speak for one random person on the internet, myself. But i do approve.

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2:29PM on 05/15/2017
No! Armie Hammer for Booster Gold!!!
No! Armie Hammer for Booster Gold!!!
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3:25PM on 05/15/2017
I think he'd be a totally decent Shazam, but he'd be absolutely perfect for Booster Gold.
I think he'd be a totally decent Shazam, but he'd be absolutely perfect for Booster Gold.
2:06PM on 05/15/2017
He would be great for either Green Lantern, Shazam, or if DC ever introduced the character, Booster Gold.
He would be great for either Green Lantern, Shazam, or if DC ever introduced the character, Booster Gold.
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2:39PM on 05/15/2017
Armie Hammer would make a great Hal Jordan.

I honestly can't see Booster Gold making it to the big screen. Maybe join the cast of Legends of Tomorrow or something (in which case, why hasn't that happened yet?)
Armie Hammer would make a great Hal Jordan.

I honestly can't see Booster Gold making it to the big screen. Maybe join the cast of Legends of Tomorrow or something (in which case, why hasn't that happened yet?)
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