This page is dedicated to all Rumors regarding the film Shazam!.


  • CONFIRMED! Dwayne Johnson will be playing either Shazam or Black Adam(He will play Black Adam).[1]
  • DEBUNKED! Jai Courtney is up for a role.[2]
  • DEBUNKED! Ricardo Segarra will have a role.[3][4][5]
  • DEBUNKED! Matthew McConaughey is in talks for a role.[6]
  • DEBUNKED! John Cena may be portraying Shazam.
  • DEBUNKED! Channing Tatum will have a role.[7]
  • DEBUNKED! Derek Theler will portray Shazam.[8]
  • DEBUNKED! Alan Ritchson is cast as Shazam.[9][10]
  • DEBUNKED! Child actor Jacob Tremblay will portray Billy Batson. [11]
  • DEBUNKED! John Cleese will have a role in the film.[12]
  • DEBUNKED! Armie Hammer will have a role.[13][14][15]
  • DEBUNKED! John Cena and Joshua Sasse are the frontrunners for Shazam.[16][17]
  • DEBUNKED! Parker Young will portray Shazam.[18]
  • CONFIRMED! Mark Strong will play Doctor Sivana as the film's main villain.[19]
  • CONFIRMED! Grace Fulton will have a role (She will play Mary Bromfield).[20]
  • CONFIRMED! Faith Herman will play Darla Dudley.
  • CONFIRMED! Ron Cephas Jones will play The Wizard Shazam. (He then left the role due to scheduling conflicts).[21]
  • DEBUNKED! Henry Cavill will appear as Superman.[22][23]
  • CONFIRMED! Adam Brody will appear.[24]
  • CONFIRMED! Ross Butler will be in the film.[25][26]
  • CONFIRMED! DJ Cotrona, Meagan Good, and Michelle Broth will appear.
  • CONFIRMED!John Glover will play Thaddeus Sivana's father.[27]


  • CONFIRMED!Captain Marvel Jr. will appear.[28]
  • CONFIRMED!*“Daniel”, “Carlos” and “Suzy” and “Frank” may be the roles of Eugene Choi, Pedro Pena, Darla Dudley and Freddy Freeman.[29]
  • DEBUNKED! Batman will appear.[30]
  • CONFIRMED! Adam Brody, Ross Butler, DJ Cotrona, Meagan Good, and Michelle Broth will play the adult avatars of Freddy Freeman, Eugene Choi, Pedro Peña, Darla Dudley, and Mary Marvel.[31]
  • CONFIRMED! The Shazam Family will appear.
  • CONFIRMED!Superman will make a cameo in the film.


  • DEBUNKED! Black Adam will be the villain.
  • CONFIRMED! Thaddeus Sivana will be the villain.
  • CONFIRMED! The Seven Deadly Sins will be villains.
  • DEBUNKED! Sivana's children, "Beautia and Magnificus," will appear alongside him.[32]


  • CONFIRMED! The film will take place during Christmas.
  • DEBUNKED! The film will follow the storyline from New 52's Curse of Shazam! and will also use story points that were never used for the storyline before the comic run was canceled.


  • CONFIRMED! Darren Lemke will be writing the film.
  • DEBUNKED! James Wan may direct the film.[33]
  • DEBUNKED! James Gunn will direct the film.[34]
  • DEBUNKED! Chad Stahelski and David Leitch will direct the film.[35][36]
  • DEBUNKED! Shawn Levy is the frontrunner to direct.[37][38]
  • DEBUNKED! Rick Famuyiwa will direct the film.[39]
  • CONFIRMED! The film will be part of the DC Comics Extended Universe.
  • DEBUNKED! Brad Peyton will direct the film.[40]
  • CONFIRMED! David F. Sandberg will direct the film.[41]
  • CONFIRMED! Filming will start in February 2018.[42]


  1. Dwayne Johnson is playing Black Adam
  2. ‘London Has Fallen’ Adds ‘Tyrant’ Thesp; Cara Buono Joins ‘Paper Towns’; DC Superhero Rumors Swirl
  3. [1]
  4. [2]
  6. Matthew McConaughey Open to Marvel or DC Role, Talks Cannes Drama ‘Sea of Trees’
  7. Could Channing Tatum be leaving ‘Gambit’ for a DC Comics movie?
  8. Baby Daddy Star Expresses Interest in Shazam Role
  9. [3]
  10. Is TMNT: OUT OF THE SHADOWS' Alan Ritchson Playing SHAZAM?
  12. The Internet Is Excited At The Possibility Of John Cleese Joining DC Films
  13. Has THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.'s Armie Hammer Joined The DC Films Universe?
  14. EXCLUSIVE: Dwayne Johnson Wants Armie Hammer For Shazam [HD]
  15. BLACK ADAM Star Dwayne Johnson Knows Exactly Who He Wants To Play SHAZAM
  16. EXCLUSIVE: Two Front Runners For The Role Of SHAZAM And Synopsis
  17. EXCLUSIVE: Two Front Runners For The Role Of SHAZAM And Synopsis
  18. EXCLUSIVE: ‘Arrow’s Parker Young Also In The Mix For ‘Shazam!’ Role
  19. ‘Shazam': Mark Strong in Talks to Play Villain Doctor Sivana (Exclusive)
  20. ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Star Grace Fulton Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  22. RTF EXCLUSIVE: Here’s The Next Time You’ll Get To See Cavill’s SUPERMAN At The Movies!
  23. [4]
  24. [5]
  25. [6]
  26. [7]
  27. [8]
  28. EXCLUSIVE: ‘Shazam!’ Audition Tape For Freddy Teases Shazam Jr. – Confirms ‘Justice League’ Connection
  29. Exclusive: ‘SHAZAM’ Looking to Cast The Marvel Family
  30. [9]
  31. [10]
  32. [11]
  33. Will 'Fast and Furious 7's' James Wan direct Dwayne Johnson in ‘Shazam’?
  34. DC Comics Confirms Shazam Set In Same Movie Universe As Batman V. Superman
  35. [12]
  36. Will We See Jason Todd In The DC Cinematic Universe; Chad Staheleski & David Leitch Being Courted For DC Film
  37. Are These DC Extended Universe Leaks Real??
  38. RUMOUR: Do These 4Chan Leaks Reveal The Future Of The DCEU?
  39. Is DOPE Director Rick Famuyiwa Interested In Helming A DCEU Film?
  40. Twitter evidence suggests Brad Peyton could direct The Rock in ‘Shazam’
  41. David F. Sandberg in Talks to Direct ‘Shazam’ For New Line (Exclusive))
  42. ‘Shazam’ To Start Production In February 2018
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