Official: THOR: RAGNAROK Star Zachary Levi Will Play SHAZAM In Upcoming DC Comics Movie

<font color=red>Official:</font> THOR: RAGNAROK Star Zachary Levi Will Play SHAZAM In Upcoming DC Comics Movie

We've all been wondering for months who will suit up as Shazam in the upcoming DC Comics movie and it's now been revealed that Chuck alum Zachary Levi has landed the title role. Hit the jump for details!

A number of names have been put forward for the role recently but we finally have our Shazam in the form of Zachary Levi. The actor starred in cult favourite TV series Chuck and appeared in both Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok for Marvel Studios but this is his biggest role ye. David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) will direct the movie from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. 

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Jake McDorman (Limitless) and John Cena (Daddy's Home 2) were also in the mix to play Shazam, a character who is teenager Billy Batson. He transforms after shouting "SHAZAM!" and is expected to eventually clash with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Black Adam.

Shazam is set to be released in April 2019 and will start shooting next February. Levi feels like a good fit for the role as it's easy to imagine him essentially playing a big kid overwhelmed with his newfound powers. Seeing him go up against The Rock will also be interesting but the two could share a really interesting dynamic and Levi will no doubt bulk up in a big way for the role. What do you think?
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