Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be released next month, marking the first film to be released under the supervision of new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, but one returning cast member will continue their comic book hot strang.
Djimon Hounsou adds to a long list of Marvel and DC roles by appearing as the wizard Shazam, which may make him an actor who has appeared in the most films across the board. He was also in Aquaman in 2018, too.
He played King Ricou onscreen, although he was unrecognizable as himself onscreen, while he played him in the 2005 film Constantine, where his role was more prominent than his brief supporting roles in other films. Then, there are the Marvel aspects.
Hounsou's association with the dominant cinematic universe began in 2010 with a Black Panther animated series that aired on BET for a six-episode long season. At the time, Marvel was just getting its infrastructure up and running (so this is likely why more was not done), but as DC has retained actors in their families by reusing them on television after earlier roles in films (John Glover on Smallville after his role in Batman & Robin)
Hounsou stepped into the role of Korath the Pursuer in the Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, and has since reprised the role in Captain Marvel and What If...?. He says his son wanted to be light-skinned so he could climb walls like Spider-Man.
The outcome of his next roles remains to be seen. There is always a possibility that his Papa Midnite would reprise his role in the upcoming Constantine sequel, while he might add another character to his name as fans seem to like his versatility and. One thing is for sure, no one else has done as much as Oscar-nominated entertainer has done with the limited roles he has been given.
At least, so far. There is always a possibility that another person might break out in the same way.