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So is Alan Ritchson actually Shazam! or not? We’re confused…

July 31st, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ok, so here’s the question… has DC/Warners already cast Shazam! and not let on to anyone?

You may remember last year we reported that Smallville actor Alan Ritchson (he was Aquaman) seemed to be confirming on Twitter that he’s been cast as Shazam! in the upcoming movie (here).

Now, obviously nothing has been confirmed since then, so we sort of forgot about it.

Until today.

Because Ritchson is back tweeting and this time, he may have something.

Anyone who has seen the new DC Cinematic intro will know it features many of the comics’ best heroes including Shazam! and, well, there’s certainly a similarity there:

He does have a point – the similarity is definitely there.

What say you? Is Ritchson set to be our Shazam!? After all, we know that Geoff Johns has confirmed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson won’t be appearing in the first movie… so we need a hero cast soon.


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….