We’ve known for a very very (very) long time that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (famously from Fast and Furious and infamous for The Tooth Fairy,) will star as the immortal Egyptian anti-hero in the someday coming
Captain Marvel Shazam/Black Adam movie that is apparently still someday coming, but who’d be playing the good guy that the former wrestler turned actor’s bad guy? Well Mr. The Rock Johnson, who is also reportedly producing the film, did give a not so subtle hint to We Got This Covered on who he’d want to see suited up as the scarlet draped acronym powered hero.
“Let’s see. But for example, I’m going to throw out a name out there, and I want to see how the fans will react to it,. A guy who I met, I went ‘Wow! That guy is such a cool guy! He is a lot bigger than I thought he would be’ And when I walked away, I remember telling our producer, who I have worked with for a long time, we both looked at each other and was like ‘Possibly Shazam?!’ and we went ‘Yes!’. I’m not even going to say his name, I’m just going to say Lone Ranger.
Clearly he’s referring to Armie Hammer, who’s probably super stoked that the less than stellar Disney Lone Ranger reboot from 2013 got named checked in this but anyway… The Rock said he was tossing this out there to gauge the fan reactions so… REACT! Think Hammer would be a good pick for the magical mighty mortal? At the very least it’d get Armie to stop tweeting about how he’s going to totally be Hal Jordan one day…
Here’s a 5 minute photoshop we cooked up to help you imagine the The Man from U.N.C.L.E. star in the roll.
via: We Got This Covered