Zachary Levi (Tangled, Thor: Ragnarok) is honored and humbled to play Shazam. The actor responded immediately when the secret is out that he will be playing the DC super hero.
Honored and greatly humbled to be a part of the #dcuniverse by bringing the original Captain Marvel to life. I am beside myself with gratitude, not only for this opportunity, but also the incredible outpouring of love and support from so many of you out there in the world. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be in the gym for the rest of forever. 🙏 (amazingly cool art courtesy of @bosslogic) #Shazam
And he has already started training for the role.
— Eric Blackmon (@EricBlackmon) October 31, 2017
Shazam! will be directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation). Writing the script is Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo).
Storyline: Young Billy Batson finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam to fight against the forces of evil. With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury, he is the holder of the power of S.H.A.Z.A.M; he is Captain Marvel. Written by Hellfreezer (Imdb.com)