Youngsters like to faux to be superheroes, however what should you might go from being a child to an grownup with god-worthy powers simply by uttering a single phrase?
That is precisely what occurs to younger Billy Batson, who can change immediately into an grownup superhero simply by saying “Shazam.”
Now DC Comics and New Line wish to deliver this underrated comedian e-book character Shazam to life on the large display screen with “Chuck” actor Zachary Levi enjoying the lead, based on the Hollywood Reporter.
Levi isn’t any stranger to the world of superheroes. He performed Fandral — considered one of Marvel’s Warriors Three — in “Thor: The Darkish World” and “.” He additionally starred within the superhero TV collection “Heroes Reborn.”
Shazam (previously referred to as Captain Marvel) has all the time been an uncommon character. His powers have been granted to him by a wizard additionally referred to as Shazam. When he says the wizard’s identify, Billy is hit by a magical thunderbolt that transforms him into the grownup superhero.
Shazam is an acronym for historic gods and heroes: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. When Billy modifications from a little bit boy to an grownup superhero, he takes on the attributes of all these legendary characters.
The “Shazam” screenplay is written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, with David F. Sandberg tapped to direct, the Hollywood reporter mentioned. Sandberg posted a photograph on Instagram that included a Shazam motion determine to have fun the announcement.
“Shazam” hits theaters in April 2019.