Jake McDorman

  1. Zachary Levi, Shazam! 2018.    A month after Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel opened in 2019, Levi arrived as… Captain Marvel.  (He sold more comics thanm Superman in the 40s). The fact that DC and Marvel had superheroes with the same name was solved in 2011 when DC rebranded him… Shazam!  He’s really a kid of 14, given superpowers (and body) by the wizard called, er, Shazam. When Billy Batson yells Shazam, he becomes, er, Shazam. Think Superboy in Superbloke’s body. With Robert Downey/Ryan Reynolds insouciance, Levi won what he calls Superman Meets Big (his favourite films as a tot), so he’s surely the sole actor in DC, Disney and Marvel movies. “That leaves only Harry Potter and Star Wars…” Other contenders were wrestler John Cena, The Hulk’s son  Lou Ferrigno Jr, Zane Holtz (TV’s From Dusk To Dawn), Dwayne Johnson, , Billy Magnussen, Brandon Molale, Joshua Sasse (Galavant), Derek Theler (nearly Captain America in 2010), Parker Young (Alex Davies in Arrow). Plus Seinfeld’s Puddy, Patrick Warburton Warburton – but that was in 2001 when he was another superfunny, TheTick… and Shazam! had just started development. Also  McDorman from Dallas and 29 credits in in 14 years… American Sniper, Live Free or Die Hard and as Alan Shepard   the 2009 TV series  re-make of The Right Stuff.

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