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Zachary Levi from Thor and Heroes: Reborn has officially been cast as Shazam For DC’s upcoming live-action film.


The film will be directed by David F. Sandberg for New Line, and  Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke from Annabelle: Creation, will craft the screenplay.

The story will follow Billy Batson, a young boy who can transform into the powerful superhero Shazam by saying the name Shazam.
SHAZAM Is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury; Billy receives his powers from the combined forces of these gods when he takes the form of Shazam.

No release date has been set for Shazam yet but New Line is looking for a February 2018 start date to film in Toronto.

 

via The Hollywood Reporter 

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