Thor actor cast in Shazam!

Thor actor cast in Shazam!

Shazam is reportedly going to be shot between February 2018 until May 2018.

Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for Shazam, which follows a teenager who can become the world's mightiest mortal by simply saying the magic word "Shazam", an acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. He's not the only actor to be in both DC and Marvel films. It was only in 1970s that the DC banner took over the character. By 1991, DC had acquired all rights to the characters.

Shazam (also known as Captain Marvel, although you can see why they'd avoid that name) is the superhero alter-ego of a boy called Billy Batson.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Levi will take on the lead role in Shazam, which is expected to start production early next year. The horror prequel Annabelle, which belongs to The Conjuring universe was made with a budget of $15 million and has so far earned a whopping $303 million worldwide.

As Movieweb reports, Shazam! has been in development for a while and, while Levi's casting has been confirmed, there are still holes to be filled in the cast list.

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Levi isn't kidding about the gym part. His statement went on to prove that he's not taking this opportunity for granted, as he's "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". The fanbase is genuinely excited about Levi playing Shazam.

The actor to play Billy Batson is still un-cast - or more likely remains unannounced at this stage. Rumors suggest DC Comics is also looking to cast Freddy Freeman, also known as Shazam's sidekick Shazam Jr, to the film and possibly the entire Shazam family, as seen in Geoff Johns' New 52 Justice League series.

Shazam! will be the next DCEU movie to film, ahead of Flashpoint, Batgirl, and Suicide Squad 2.

Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villain Black Adam in the film and is developing a solo film for the anti-hero as a separate project. No release date has been set, but 2019 is likely.

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