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Actor Alan Ritchson confirms on Twitter that he’s playing Shazam in the DCCU?!

September 16th, 2016 by Marc Comments


We’ve known for well over a year now (here) that Dwayne Johnston was set to play Shazam! villain Black Adam in the movie that is now set to be part of the DC Cinematic Universe.

And we have been waiting ever since on word of who was set to play Shazam himself, with many thinking Johnston could end up playing both roles.

And then we heard that John Cena might be in the running… no, really.

However, now it seems that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie star – he’s Raphael – Alan Ritchson is the man for the role after he took to Twitter earlier today (below) and seems to have confirmed he’s playing the superhero who is the alter-ego of a young boy called Billy Batson who, when he utters the magical word ‘Shazam!’, becomes a hero as powerful as Superman but with a child’s innocence…

The actor is no stranger to the DC world as he played Aquaman in Smallville, and now he looks like he’s playing another DC character… hey, if it works for Ryan Reynold, Chris Evans and Michael B Jordan, who are we to argue?

We’re hearing no other confirmation on this except for the Tweet, so treat it as ‘possibly’ for now, but we’d imagine we’ll know one way or the other soon enough…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….