This Is Us actor Ron Cephas Jones was widely reported to have been cast in the role of the Wizard, but EW reports a scheduling conflict prohibited his involvement in the film, which stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Mark Strong. So, in the span of just two months in 2019, Hounsou will play a DC character and a Marvel character, and he'll be co-starring in two different movies headlined by characters called Captain Marvel (Shazam's name before his DC Comics rebranding). Funnily enough, Captain Marvel was the original comic book name of Shazam before DC Comics changed the title.
While Djimon Hounsou, who is best known for his work in films like Amistad and Blood Diamond, is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain Marvel (reprising his role of Korath from Guardians of the Galaxy), he'll now join the ranks of actors who have stepped foot in both the Marvel and DC worlds, as he will now be playing the Wizard who grants Billy Batson his powers in next year's Shazam! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he skip his social studies test?
But the 54-year-old isn't exactly a stranger to the DC Universe; diehards and Keanu stans may remember 2005's Constantine, a less-than-stellar adaptation of the John Constantine comics that saw Hounsou take on the role of Papa Midnite. Upon meeting the young Billy Batson, the Wizard explains that he's been fighting evil with the powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury (S.H.A.Z.A.M. Get it?) for 3,000 years and now must pass those powers on to a new hero. Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) and Marta Milans (Killer Women) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.
More than likely we're hearing about Djimon Hounsou playing the wizard in Shazam right now because San Diego Comic-Con will see the debut of the first trailer for the movie, as teased by director David F. Sandberg.
Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villain Black Adam in the film and is developing a solo film for the anti-hero as a separate project. So, he gives Billy the power to transform by saying the word "Shazam!".
Sarkisian, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, sued USC for $30 million after he was sacked in 2015. The arbitrator ruled that he was dismissed due to breach of contract rather than a disability, according to the report.
Decker said he sent four engineers to the cave site, and they assisted rescuers by boosting pumping power 40 per cent. Elon Musk has offered his assistance and has floated plans to save the soccer team stranded in a Thai cave network.
Even though France has a young team, they also have a very experienced player on the team, the goalkeeper , Hugo Lloris . The attacker has been crucial to Belgium's run to the semi-finals, providing two goals and two assists for his side.
A ship carrying USA soybeans took off for China last week just before the Asian country's retaliatory tariffs went into effect. On Monday, China placed fees on a wide range of USA products, including scrap aluminum, sparkling wine and apples.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the territory had opened more than 40 evacuation shelters for those in need. The Florida-based weather forecaster said some additional strengthening was forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the closure of the crossing will be followed by additional measures. Israel will also severely limit the ability of Palestinians to fish off the coast of the Gaza Strip.
On the Twitter-like Sina Weibo site, the hashtag " Thai boys football team rescued" ranked 39th on Tuesday night in China. He said he would be leaving the mini submarine behind in Thailand "in case it may be useful in the future".
Patrice Evra has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to snub a return to Manchester United and instead move to Juventus this summer. He has since averaged over a goal a game in scoring 451 times for Real and is the club's record marksman.
Earlier, in 2009, the Delhi High Court had decriminalised Section 377, but the order was later set aside by a Supreme Court bench. The high court had stated that Section 377 was in violation of Articles 21, 14, and 15 of the Constitution.
France now flies into Sunday's final on a hot streak, having defeated Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stage. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo has left China
China reported today (July 10) that she departed Beijing on a Finnair flight to Berlin late Monday night, citing unnamed sources. The first, Carl von Ossietzky, died of tuberculosis in Germany in 1938 while jailed for opposing Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.
Belgium star Hazard: I used to support France growing up
There's not much to choose between the two sides: both have superb goalkeepers, strong defences and attacking talent in abundance. The FC Barcelona centre-back has a knee injury, and his availability will depend on a fitness test closer to kick-off.
Chris Froome faces early test
BMC Racing team in the third stage of the Tour de France . "There was way too much wind for me", said the slightly-built Porte. Their victory also helped Belgian team-mate Greg van Avermaet into the tour leaders yellow jersey.
Israeli company plans lunar landing next year
Other countries also have groups in the competition, including the United States, Japan and India. It is about 2m (6.6ft) in diameter and 1.5m high, and will weigh only 585kg (1,300lb) at launch.
Prince Harry and Meghan visit Republic of Ireland
Meghan , meanwhile, went for a darker look in a retro-style, bespoke Dior dress featuring her go-to bateau neckline. It will be Prince Harry and Meghan's first trip outside the United Kingdom since their wedding in May .
London mayor defends Baby Trump blimp
His schedule also means he will miss seeing the baby blimp close-up during its London debut. Trump is also expected to travel to Scotland, where he owns two golf courses.
Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado
With his Baltimore Orioles sitting at a league-worst 24-64, Machado will nearly certainly be on the move in the coming weeks. The Baltimore Orioles are in the process of fielding offers for Manny Machado from seven teams, according to a source.