It’s been a long time coming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shazam! has finally found its star in Zachary Levi, best known for starring on the television series Chuck (he’ll be reprising his role as Fandral in next week’s Thor: Ragnarok as well). He’ll be playing DC’s comic book character Shazam, who is a young boy named Billy Batson, who can become an adult superhero whenever he says the magic word “Shazam!”.
Shazam! director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation) later confirmed THR’s exclusive by taking to Instagram to make the casting official.
Shazam! is scheduled to begin production sometime in February next year with a release date sometime in 2019. We’ll keep you updated on more Shazam! news when we have it!