Following Aquaman‘s launch in December 2018, the DC movies universe will progress ahead with Shazam, starring the previously-named Captain Marvel. Because the film was formally introduced as a part of the franchise, followers have been questioning who will play the World’s Mightiest Mortal, and now we’ve our reply. It will be Chuck star Zachary Levi donning the crimson, lightning bolt-emblazoned costume (to not be confused with a sure different DC superhero with related duds).
In keeping with THR, Zachary Levi has signed on to star in Shazam, which is being directed by Lights Out‘s David F. Sandberg. For these unfamiliar with the character, the Shazam mythos follows a younger boy named Billy Batson who can rework right into a mighty grownup superhero upon saying the phrase “Shazam,” the phrase being an acronym for the legendary figures that he drives his powers from (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury). Different actors who have been up for the function of the highly effective superhero included John Cena, Derek Theler, Zane Holtz, Billy Magnussen and Jake McDorman, however now longtime followers can look ahead to Levi taking part in this model of the Huge Purple Cheese.
Shazam will not be Zachary Levi’s first foray into the world of comedian e-book media. He is already left his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe by taking part in Fandral in Thor: The Darkish World (inheriting the function from Joshua Dallas), and he might be seen reprising the character subsequent week in Thor: Ragnarok. Levi is arguably finest recognized for enjoying Chuck Bartowski on the NBC collection Chuck, together with his different notable credit together with Lower than Excellent, Tangled and Heroes Reborn. Together with Shazam, the actor’s different upcoming appearances embrace Psych: The Movie, Workplace Rebellion and Blood Fest.
Exterior of telling Billy Batson’s origin story, no plot particulars for Shazam have been revealed but. Initially the plan was for Shazam to battle his arch-nemesis, Black Adam, who’s being performed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Nevertheless, Black Adam is now set to make his theatrical debut in his personal film, and his battle with Shazam can be saved for one more film. A brand new essential villain hasn’t been announce but, however my cash’s on Physician Sivana, the mad scientist who has antagonized Shazam because the starting. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the Shazam screenplay, and Peter Safran is hooked up as a producer.
Shazam is scheduled to start manufacturing subsequent February. An official launch date hasn’t been set but, although David F. Sandberg expects it’s going to nonetheless come out in April 2019. Preserve checking again with CinemaBlend for extra Shazam updates (together with who’s forged because the adolescent Billy Batson), and look by way of our DC movie guide to see what different cinematic initiatives this franchise has arising.