DC/WB has found their all powerful Wizard for their upcoming Shazam film.
Guardians of the Galaxy star, Djimon Hounsou, who played the villainous Korath in the Marvel Studios, film was quietly cast as the wise Wizard who bestows the powers Of Shazam upon child hero Billy Batson.
Shazam! hits theaters April 5, 2019 and follows a 14-year-old (Angel Asher) who gains the power to turn into a grown-up superhero (Zachary Levi) by saying a magic word. In the comics, Honsou’s character is a 3,000 years old sorcerer from Ancient Egypt who uses his powers to fight evil and has been seeking a successor to carry on his mission. He passes his power to Billy who only needs to shout his name — SHAZAM — to instantly become a superhero with an array of powers.