RUMOR: Henry Cavill Returning As Superman In DC’s ‘Shazam!’

Zachary Levi's Shazam is getting some company for his first cinematic solo outing, as Henry Cavill is set to reprise his role as Superman in the DC project.

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Zachary Levi’s Shazam might be getting some company for his first cinematic solo outing, as a new rumor claims that Henry Cavill’s Superman will make an appearance in the upcoming movie.

According to a report by Revenge of the Fans, Justice League star Henry Cavill is reprising his role as Superman in New Line and DC Entertainment’s Shazam movie. The highly-anticipated project is gearing up to begin production next month under the direction of Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out helmer David F. Sandberg.

Disney star Asher Angel has been cast as the young Billy Batson, with Levi playing the titular superhero. Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman are also on board, with Mark Strong as the villainous Doctor Sivana, a frequent foe of Shazam who first appeared opposite the superhero in the pages of Whiz Comics back in 1940.

Last week, This Is Us and Luke Cage actor Ron Cephas Jones was revealed to be in talks for the role of the Wizard.

Details on the film’s plot are currently unknown, though most tellings of the comic book story depict Billy Batson as an orphan child who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by an ancient Wizard.

DC’s Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Zachary Levi’s Shazam and Henry Cavill’s Superman, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel fore more content!

Source: Revenge of the Fans

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.