We also don't know if Levi will actually be playing a character named Captain Marvel. No word yet has arrived on who will play the other half of the superhero, known to fans as Billy Batson. The word is an acronym of 6 Greek elders; Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. One of the studio's other big DC superhero films has officially found its lead, as actor Zachary Levi has been cast to play the title hero in Shazam! He just lacks the barrel-chested looks of the comic character. Shazam! is an adaptation of the almost 80-year-old continuity of Earth's Mightiest Mortal.
Honored and greatly humbled to be a part of the #dcuniverse by bringing the original Captain Marvel to life. He debuted in 1940 as Captain Marvel, headlining Fawcett Comics' Whiz Comics. The movie is set to the most light-hearted DC film released to date.More news: Astros Manager AJ Hinch on Hotel Bar Altercation Reports: 'Fabrications Really Suck'
On Saturday, Levi shared a message, as well as some art imagining him as the character.
Levi starred in the NBC series Chuck from 2007-2012 and also provided the voice of Flynn in the 2010 Disney animated film Tangled which is a million times better than Frozen despite what every child says. The character is expected to blend itself into the larger DC Universe that already has superheroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, and Cyborg.More news: District Attorney Thomas Spota to resign after indictment
Earlier this year, it was announced that New Line and DC had chose to split Shazam into two separate films in order to give Dwayne Johnson's character, Black Adam, his own solo film following a meeting with DC's Geoff Johns.More news: Dodgers Leave Ex-Tiger Granderson Off World Series Roster
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