Guardians of the Galaxy actor boards Shazam!

Djimon Hounsou (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) will play the wizard in DC’s “Shazam!”, according to EW.

The verstile thesp has been cast to play the sorcerer who gives young Billy Batson his powers in the April 5, 2019 release.

The film sees Hounsou return to the comic book movie world where he’s not only given life to Korath the Pursuer in “Guardians of the Galaxy” but plays a role in the upcoming “Captain Marvel”.

Previous reports suggested “This is Us” star Ron Cephas Jones had been cast in the role of the sorcerer – that didn’t happen due to a scheduling clash.

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