Shazam is about a young boy who is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of strife with a single magic word - Shazam!
Levi, best known for his role on "Chuck", most recently appeared in "Heroes Reborn" and the Eva Longoria comedy "Telenovela".
New Line's current golden boy David F. Sandberg will be in the director's chair as the studio views him as homegrown talent after putting out his first feature Lights Out (2016) and Annabelle: Creation (2017), the latest installment of The Conjuring universe.
Zachary Levi will suit up as "Shazam" for the upcoming movie from DC and New Line... And for trademark reasons, DC Comics is unable to promote or market Captain Marvel under that name. Captain Marvel was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted into film, in a 1941 Republic Pictures serial titled Adventures of Captain Marvel. The fanbase is genuinely excited about Levi playing Shazam.
It didn't take long for a lightning bolt to be thrown onto the chest of Zachary Levi. The word is an acronym of 6 Greek elders; Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.
Finally, one of DC's superheroes will get his own movie. Recent Shazam comics have had the character calling himself Shazam (which can be unsafe when saying your name also turns you back into a powerless adolescent). However, Johnson will not be part of Shazam even though Black Adam isone of Marvel's most popular opponents.
Shazam is expected to open in theaters in 2019. According to Nerdist, DCEU has six films on the horizon with set release dates and plans for another fifteen on top of that, which includes Joss Whedon's much anticipated "Batgirl" film.