Comic book movie fans have been calling for a Shazam! movie to get made for many years now and, when it was confirmed a few months back that Hollywood hot property Dwayne Johnson had been cast in the role of Black Adam, the fans were eager to discover who would finally land the lead role in the Shazam! film, with many of top names being put forward for the role by the fans.
Well, it has now been confirmed that the very talented Hollywood star Zachary Levi has been cast in the role of Shazam! for the new project, which seems to have been met well by the comic book movie fans. Zachary has now been talking about landing the role, admitting that he is very excited to become part of the DC Universe, insisting that he is not going to let anyone down.
Levi took to his official Instagram account to post a picture of what he would look like as Shazam!, along with the caption, "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"
While Zachary Levi is going to star in the lead role for the Shazam! movie, the film is going to be directed by David F. Sandberg, from a screenplay that is being developed by Darren Lemke and Henry Gayden, with production on Shazam! expected to begin some time in February next year, with the aim of releasing the movie some time in April 2019.