Last month, Jack Dylan Grazer joined the DC Animated Universe as Jonathan Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane and heir to Superman’s powers. Long before that, however, Grazer had already joined the DC Universe as Freddy Freeman, the best friend and eventual sidekick of Shazam’s power-wielder Billy Batson. So who would want to play Jon Kent in live-action? Well, he has some ideas, but ultimately wonders if there would be a way to get away with it. Similarly, he says he’d like to play Freddy in the animation, giving him a chance to bounce off a conversation between Superboy and Freddy in the animation booth.
Neither is particularly likely to happen, but it could be a lot of fun – especially for Grazer, who loves both characters. Still, he doesn’t feel territorial and would just like to see them done on screen.
When asked which character he would like Jonathan Kent to meet in the DC Animated Universe, Grazer replied, “Captain Marvel Jr. That would be trippy. I would have to do some minor voice tweaks if they wanted to do those two voices.”
As for who would play Jon in the live action, he said, “I’d probably cast Jacob Tremblay or something, I don’t know,” then added, “Can I tell myself? Can I tell that I want to do it?”
After all, it’s a multiverse. If someone looks too much alike, you can just say “hey, that’s a look-alike”.
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Grazer’s next scheduled appearance in the DC Universe will be Shazam: Fury of the Godswhich is scheduled for theatrical release in March 2023.
In Shazam! Fury of the godswhen Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying “Shazam!”, are forced into action and fight the Atlas Daughters, they must stop them from using a weapon who could destroy the world they must travel to to make peace with the gods because Billy takes their powers for granted.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, the film stars Asher Angel and Zachary Levi as Billy Batson/Shazam!, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Adam Brody as Super Hero Freddy, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Meagan Good as Super Hero Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Ross Butler as Super Hero Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro Pena, DJ Cotrona as Super Hero Pedro, Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez and Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez. New cast members also include Rachel Zegler in a currently unknown role, Helen Mirren as Hespera, and Lucy Liu as Kalypso.