We have our Shazam!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zachary Levi will star in Shazam, which follows a boy named Billy Batson, who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury, from which the big Batson derives his heroic attributes when in adult form.
Update 10/28/17: Zachary Levi has commented on being cast as Shazam. Check out his Instagram post below.
Honored and greatly humbled to be a part of the #dcuniverse by bringing the original Captain Marvel to life. I am beside myself with gratitude, not only for this opportunity, but also the incredible outpouring of love and support from so many of you out there in the world. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be in the gym for the rest of forever. 🙏 (amazingly cool art courtesy of @bosslogic) #Shazam
David F. Sandberg will direct Shazam, and production is scheduled to begin early next year. The movie has been confirmed to be part of the DC Films Universe.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter