Actor Armie Hammer has long been rumored to be a part of the DCEU, though most often as a Green Lantern. Thanks to the Rock he's now been thrown into a new discussion, and Bosslogic has given fans a glimpse at what that might look like.
The Rock teased fans with a suggestion for the part of Shazam, and even though he didn't mention any names, his "Lone Ranger" hint pretty much gave it away. Artist extraordinaire BossLogic gave fans a sleek Shazam design with Armie Hammer as the star. The cape has been tweaked, leaving out the across the neck rope seen in the original, and there are more gold accents than in the original as well. He does look like he would fit in with the other heroes in the current DCEU, and you can view the full version and a black and white version in the gallery.
As for the comments that started it all, here is what the Rock originally said. “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. “
Shazam still is uncast, but you can view the synopsis for DC's upcoming Justice League below.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead, with Wonder Woman on deck for a June 2, 2017 release, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018. Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018, and Nightwing's solo feature is due sometime in 2019.