John Cena is One of Two Actors Up For the Lead Role in SHAZAM!
Director David F. Sanberg is currently in pre-production on Warner Bros. Shazam! movie. This is the next DC film that is going into production and now we have the names of two actors who are rumored to be the frontrunners for the title role.
According to That Hashtag Show, John Cena (Trainwreck, Bumblebee) and Joshua Sasse (Galavant, No Tomorrow) are the "tentative" contenders to land the lead role of Shazam.
I'm personally not really excited about either of these actors taking on the role of Shazam. Although, from a wrestling fan perspective, it might be kinda cool to eventually see Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's version of Black Adam locked in battle with Cena's Shazam. I just don't think Cena is a very good actor, but maybe a role like this would work for him.
As for Sasse, I look at the guy and it's just hard to see him in the role. The report also included a tentative synopsis for the movie:
Based on the DC Comics character “Shazam!” Billy Batson becomes Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal, when he says the magic word “Shazam! The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes. The wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury.
Would you like to see either of these actors in the role of Shazam? Who would you cast!?