Entertainment Weekly has announced that Djimon Hounsou will be part of the Shazam cast as the 3,000-year old sorcerer from Ancient Egypt who uses his powers to fight evil and has been seeking a successor to carry on his mission.
The Wizard, called Shazam initially and renamed Mamaragan in current DC Comics continuity, first appeared alongside Captain Marvel (now named Shazam!) in the pages of Whiz Comics #2 in 1940.
Today, we've learned who'll be playing The Wizard, the ancient sorcerer who granted Billy Batson with those powers.
Gladiator and Guardians of the Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou has been revealed to be part of the Shazam cast.
Hounsou also played the Kree mercenary Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the upcoming Captain Marvel - so he's pulling off the rare feat of having significant roles in both the Marvel and DC universe at the same time. There was already bound to be confusion between the Captain Marvel of Shazam! and the Captain Marvel of Captain Marvel, but no one is likely to feel that confusion as thoroughly as Hounsou, who'll now be starring in two movies containing a Captain Marvel across two different comic book franchises from two different studios.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Bale wishes star luck
A day later, Spanish newspaper Marca reported the five-time Champions League victor had begun looking for a house in Turin. Ronaldo wrote an open thank you letter to Real Madrid supporters that was published on the club's website.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. Still a kid at heart-inside a ripped, godlike body-Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?
Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg is directing Shazam! from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. By saying the world "Shazam", teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the "world's mightiest mortal" and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods.
Debuting April 5, 2019, Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick "Freddy" Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vázquez, and Marta Milans as Rosa Vázquez.
The Duchess of Cambridge paused her maternity leave on Tuesday for a special occasion, close to her heart - literally. The service will be followed by a fly-by at Buckingham Palace and another balcony appearance from the royal family.
Marc Forster ( Finding Neverland ) directs Christopher Robin from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder . The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers.
The IAI-built spacecraft, which was build in 2013, will be transferred to the United States in November, ahead of the launch. The lunar mission is scheduled to last just two days after it touches down.
After nearly a decade on the loose, authorities have finally captured a "monster" Northern Territory crocodile. It was snared in a trap moored in the spawling Katherine River system, about 250 miles south of Darwin.
Second baseman Jose Altuve, who is making his sixth All-Star appearance and fifth consecutive, was selected as a starter. Boston's Mookie Betts , who leads the major leagues with a.342 batting average, is also an AL outfielder starter.
On their dismissal, curative petitions were filed by the affected parties seeking re-examination of the original verdict. Even the Centre had at that time favoured retention of the provision in the IPC as penal offence.
Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC , U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC. Winds are still at 70 miles per hour , making it a strong tropical storm approaching hurricane strength.
BMC's Richie Porte is level with Froome with their respective teams looking to do well on the team time trial. Jul 09 2018 05:39 pm CET BMC Racing Team has won the third stage's team time trial at the Tour de France .
On Sunday, teams of divers brought out four of the trapped boys but waited several hours before confirming their safe rescue. Monday's rescue effort took about nine hours, two fewer than the day before, in a sign of growing confidence and expertise.
Follow the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium
Belgium will be without Thomas Meunier for the first time in the tournament, as the PSG midfield has also picked up a suspension. Piers Morgan, English talk-host: "High quality game but I've seen nothing that should terrify England if we make the final".
Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus set to sign Real Madrid forward
He is also a five-time world player of the year, a record he shares with his eternal rival, Argentine talisman Lionel Messi . Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to move to Juventus after nine years at Real Madrid , the La Liga side have confirmed.
Duchess of Sussex stuns in Dior dress at RAF Centenary
The Duchess also accessorised with gloves, which she could be seen carrying alongside a clutch, all in ideal tonal coordination. Harry and Meghan will "meet the people of Dublin and visit organisations which are central to Irish life".
Barcelona eye move for Chelsea star Eden Hazard
The challenges will now be harder for City as their domestic rivals Manchester United and Liverpool are strengthening their side. Hazard now wears the number 10 shirt for club and country, but Luka Modric occupies that jersey at the Bernabeu.
See a glacier spawn an iceberg in this dramatic video
New York University scientists have captured a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland on video. It's a tabular iceberg, long and flat; in the video, you can also see tall, thin pinnacle icebergs crack off and flip over.
Britain's economy grew by 0.3% in May driven by services
The BoE is expected to raise rates by 25 basis points to 0.75 percent on August 2, according to a Reuters poll of economists. A man takes a photograph of the Canary Wharf financial district from Greenwich Park in London, Britain, January 22, 2017.
Bucks’ Donte DiVincenzo has $3.71 in his bank account
Assuming 120 percent of the rookie scale, he'd be on track for a two-year deal worth $5,386,800 ($2,481,000 being the cap hit). According to the NBA Rookie Scale, the first-year salary of a 17th pick should be around $2,067,500.