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We might not have seen D.J. fly as Superman, but we are all ready to finally see him as another superhero! DC Films Hub has reported that D.J. has officially joined the cast of the DC comic film, Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi. He will play the adult version of character Pedro Pena (played by Jovan Armand), who can share Billy’s power at Billy’s whim and become an adult Shazam-powered version of himself, who resembles a powerlifter, with extra amounts of super-strength. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on April 05, 2019. Exciting!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

DC Films Hub shared a first look image of D.J. as Superman in the abandoned George Miller movie, Justice League: Mortal, back in 2007. The film would also have featured Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul, and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.

The movie was scrapped in the beginning of 2008 due to the Writers Guild strike and other production issues. Back in 2015, D.J. spoke with /Film and recalled the film’s development and what it could have been.

The best way I can describe it is: George Miller’s mind is so operatic and big and expansive, it’s a shame that the world didn’t get to see what he would do with superheroes. It was allegorical, like a story of Greek Gods almost. He was doing things with the Superman character and Batman character, and all the iconic favorites, that’s never been done before. Watch Fury Road and you can only imagine what he would do with those iconic characters.

UPDATE: D.J. shared some clarifications regarding this on his Twitter account.

Time flies! D.J. Cotrona Online is celebrating its third year online today. Thank you to everyone who have supported the site from the beginning, especially our frequent visitors!

I wanted to have a gallery update to celebrate this, so you can now find 454 high-resolution screencaps from the 2013 film, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, wherein D.J. starred as Flint, alongside Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, and Bruce Willis. Some scenes were hard to cap, so some caps a bit too dark or blurry, but I included some anyway, along with caps from the credits.