As fans wait to see who will suit up next as Superman, we’ve got a first look at what Asher Angel could look like in the role if given the chance.
A new Superman movie is on the horizon, and fans are buzzing with excitement. While details about the plot and cast are still under wraps, we know the movie will introduce a fresh take on the iconic superhero as well as a completely new actor in the role of Clark Kent/Superman.
Superman: Legacy will mark a new chapter for DC with the film as the first film from DC Studios’ new heads, Peter Safran and James Gunn. Because of this, expectations are extremely high as the film will play a major role in the building of a new universe in which Superman is expected to have a key role in the new universe being built.
It seems like every day a new actor’s name is thrown into the mix of those fans who would like to see play Superman in James Gunn’s upcoming movie, and the latest actor to join the mix is no stranger to the world of DC.
We’re referring to Shazam star Asher Angel, whose name was tossed into the mix by comic book insider Matt Ramos on Twitter with a tweet that has sparked a conversation among DC fans and inspired one talented artist who has given us a look at what Angel could look like as the Man of Steel.
What Asher Angel could look like as Superman
Inspired by Matt Ramos’ tweet in support of seeing Asher Angel take on the role of Clark Kent aka Superman, digital artist Aki the Full has debuted a stunning new concept art envisioning the young actor as the Man of Steel.
"“As of until yesterday I didn’t have my pick for the new Superman cast, but then I saw a tweet from [Matt Ramos] with Asher Angel set on the lead role, joke or not, I really liked the idea, so I immediately jumped on it and spent hours hand painting this piece,” Aki wrote in an Instagram post introducing the art. “I really want to see a younger Supes and going forward Asher is my perfect fit, Bro was great in Shazam and I’m sure he’d do wonders as Clark.”"
In the jaw-dropping concept art, Angel is transformed into DC’s beloved hero complete with the character’s iconic blue and red super suit in a piece of concept art that makes a strong argument for why DC should consider Angel for the role. Angel bares a striking physical resemblance to the character, as well as his acting ability and natural charisma. With his chiseled jawline, piercing blue eyes, and strong physique, Angel looks like he stepped right out of a comic book and the fan art from Aki showcases just incredible he could be in the role.
How old is Asher Angel?
As Asher Angel was born on September 6, 2022, the Shazam actor will be turning 21 in 2023 which would technically make him younger than any actor we’ve seen play Superman on the big screen before. However, that’s part of what makes him such a standout choice.
If Angel were to be tapped to play the Man of Steel, it would give audiences a chance to see a new side of the character not yet explored on the big screen. It would also help give DC a performer who could potentially play the character for years to come, which is something that seems like a great thing for DC given they’re looking to build their new shared universe around key characters such as Superman.
Angel has proven his acting abilities in the Shazam! franchise with his portrayal of Billy Batson, a troubled foster kid who gains the power to transform into a superhero. Throughout the films, Angel masterfully captures the emotional complexity of his character, bringing depth and authenticity to the role. He seamlessly transitions between portraying the vulnerable and lonely Billy to the confident and heroic Shazam. Angel’s performance has been praised by audiences and critics alike, solidifying his place as a rising young talent in Hollywood.
His compelling portrayal has helped make the Shazam! franchise a hit with fans around the world, why not give him the chance to remain within the DC shared universe by taking on another iconic hero such as Superman?!