‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ Actor Confirmed To Play The Wizard In “Shazam!’

Early on, it was talked about that Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) would play The Wizard in the upcoming Shazam! film. Apparently, those talks didn’t work out. Now, according to Entertainment Weekly, Jones ran into a scheduling conflict with has now lead to Guardians of The Galaxy star, Djimon Hounsou, to play the character.

In the comics, The Wizard is the one who gives Billy Batson the magical powers to transform into the adult superhero we know by yelling “Shazam!”. The Wizard also gave powers to Black Adam, who we will see in a future film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

With the rumors abound with what the Warner Bros. panel will hold, we may get to see our first look of Hounsou as The Wizard next week at SDCC.

We’ll just have to wait and find out!

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Shaina Lucas

Hi! I'm Shaina aka the Jokergurl. I've been studying comics (namely Batman) since I was 12 years old, and possibly even before that. My forte is being up on absolutely everything there is to know about the Caped Crusader, and both the Clown Prince and Princess of Crime. I recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with an MA in English and Creative Writing. Currently I am earning my MFA at National University. I have 5 cats and 2 dogs, and spend what free time I have doing whatever (mostly Pokémon GO). Have a happy!