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Shazam! movie casts another major character as first image of Jason Momoa from Aquaman movie emerges

December 7th, 2017 by Marc Comments

While everyone continues to disagree over Justice League, the Warner Bros/DC cinematic universe continues to expand and we have some news on that expansion for you lovely people.

Firstly, above, you’ll see the first image from Fast & Furious 7 director James Wan’s solo outing for Aquaman starring the one and only Jason Momoa.

And man, he looks mean in this image… but who is that to his right (our left)?

And you thought Jason Momoa looked badass in Justice League.

“It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different — aesthetically, tonally, story-wise — it’s my own take,” Saids Wan. “It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie.”

Speaking to EW, Momoa explains why this standalone is a much bigger deal in Aquaman’s life: “Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa says.

“This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to them. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”


We’re loving the look of Aquaman and wonder if he, like Wonder Woman, can get the fans and critics on side when his movie lands late next year.

In related news, it has been announced that the Shazam! movie has cast another big character in the Captain Marvel (no, not that one) family…

Young actor Jack Dylan Grazer, one of the stars of IT, has been cast as Freddy Freeman, formerly known as Captain Marvel Junior (below).

The movie will also star Zachary Levi in the title role and Asher Angel as young Billy Batson who becomes the hero of legend when he utters the magic word ‘Shazam!’

David F. Sandberg is on board to direct from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Grazer will play Freddy, Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Shazam.


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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….