— Lou Ferrigno Jr. (@LouFerrignoJr) April 22, 2016
Ever since my buddy over at @ShazamMovieNews on Twitter suggested the idea of Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Captain Marvel/Shazam in the Shazam! movie, I have not wanted anyone else to play the role, so he passed he cool bit of news to me.
Earlier this week, Shazam Movie News ran a poll of four actors to see who people would want to see play the role of Captain Marvel/Shazam. The choices were Chris Pratt, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Derek Theler, Alan Ritchson.
Lou Ferrigno Jr. proved to be the most popular choice, so Shazam Movie News let him know about it. Ferrigno Jr. apparently liked (maybe loved) the idea of it, going so far as to hashtag his post with #letsdothis.
As someone who cannot think of anyone else that I would want to see play the role more than Ferrigno Jr., I hope New Line Cinema thinks highly enough of the idea to call down the lightning and cast him in the role.
Ferrigno Jr. is a talented actor, having made the jump from TV to movies. He has played in NCIS, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and recently wrapped work in upcoming movies, Urban Myths and Muse.
To go with his acting resume, he does have a good deal of the Ferrigno genes in him – physique-wise – enough that he could convincingly carry the moniker of the World’s Mightiest Mortal.
Hope you guys enjoyed that fun tidbit. Have a Marvelous weekend!
As always, Shazam!