Zachary Levi Cast As Shazam In DC Films

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Shazam To Be Played By Zachary Levi!

Shazam To Be Played By Zachary Levi!

On Instagram, director David F. Sandberg confirmed that actor Zachary Levi will play Shazam in his upcoming DC Film based on the superhero character. Levi is well known for his role of Chuck on the NBC series of the same name, as well as the TV revival Heroes Reborn. He also played Flynn Rider in Disney's animated film Tangled and recently starred as Fandral in Marvel's Thor: The Dark World and reprises that role in the upcoming Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. Dwayne Johnson has been cast as Shazam's arch-enemy Black Adam but he will not appear as the villain in the film but a solo film is being developed for the anti-hero. One potential replacement villain could be Doctor Sivana, who made his debut with the hero in Whiz Comics #2 in 1940.

Shazam is directed by David F. Sandberg, written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, produced by Peter Safran, and stars Zachary Levi. The movie is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver next year. Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics’ Whiz Comics #2. By saying the world “Shazam,” teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the “world’s mightiest mortal” and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods. The film will be released into theaters on April 5, 2019. 

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