Zachary Levi is continuing to bulk up for his role in DC’s upcoming Shazam film. The actor was announced to play the titular superhero last Friday.
Over the weekend it was revealed that Levi had already begun his training to join the project and now Eric Blackmon has taken to Twitter to share an image of the former Chuck and Thor actor in the gym, teasing that he’ll have to get ripped for Shazam! because Levi his crushing him in the gym.
You can check out his tweet below.
— Eric Blackmon (@EricBlackmon) October 31, 2017
Plot details on Shazam! remain under wraps for now. The film is being directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. The film is being produced by New Line Cinema in conjunction with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Production on the project is expected to kick off in February of next year.
Shazam is a DC Comics character who first debuted in 1939 with the original name of Captain Marvel. Created by C.C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character was first published by Fawcett Comics. Shazam himself is the alter-ego of the aforementioned teenage Billy Batson who has the ability to say the word “Shazam,” and transform into an adult superhero with the power of six mythological gods after saying the word.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam! and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
The 7 Best Comic Books Of DC’s Geoff Johns
DC superstar Geoff Johns is reasserting himself back into the comic book world in a big way with Doomsday Clock. Characters from Watchmen have been bleeding into the DC Universe since the beginning of DC Rebirth, and Johns, no stranger to writing universe threatening tales, has finally kicked that story into high-gear.
Johns has also been working at DC Films, but he got his start in the comic book world. He has been my favorite comic book writer since I started reading comics as a kid and his skill has only expanded since then. As his name has grown, Johns has been able to take more and more risks as he utilizes his signature, emotion-filled storytelling techniques on everyone from Aquaman to Superman.
Hit Next to learn about the seven best comic books of Johns!