With the DCEU announcing so many movies, I was wondering if we were ever going to get some casting on Shazam and finally we did. The guy playing the role has been revealed as ....
Zachary Levi. Yup, the guy known for roles such as Flynn Rider in Tangled and the title character of Chuck, which ran for five seasons on NBC will be our Shazam!/Billy Batson for the DCEU and to be honest, it's interesting casting choice. Zachary seems to be adept at heroic roles given that he was also in the Heroes: Reborn revival series and also appeared as Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Ragnorak recently. Casting for the younger Billy Batson though has yet to be confirmed but after months of very little to go on, it's nice that we now have our title hero cast. The character of Billy Batson an adult superhero by saying the name “Shazam!”, which is an acronym for ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.
Of course every hero needs their villain and while the casting for Black Adam has been known for ages, need I remind everyone again that it's Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for the role. The Fast & Furious actor was cast a while ago with rumours of him getting his own solo movie as well. Other DC movies in the lineup include sequels for Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and Justice League, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, The Batman and Batgirl along with rumoured movies for Joker/Harley, Deadshot and Deathstroke while Aquaman is also finished filming, due for release in December 2018.
Press Release: http://deadline.com/2017/10/zachary-levi-dc-shazam-new-line-1202196486/
Filming for Shazam! will begin filming in Spring 2018 with a release scheduled for April 2019.