Production on Shazam! is not expected to kick off early next year at Pinewood Studios Toronto but things are beginning to ramp up on the project.
Just last week, Asher Angel arrived on set of the production for what was most likely screen tests and now Zachary Levi is getting ready to begin production on DC’s Shazam! The actor is traveling today and took to Instagram earlier to reveal that after a trip to Austin, Texas, he would be heading to Toronto to being working on the Shazam film:
“We’re going to Toronto to go make a little movie called Shazam!“
Levi went on share his unease about shooting the upcoming DC film in the middle of Winter in Canada:
“It’s going to be a long shoot. It’s going to be in the middle of Winter. I’m not sure how I feel about that.”
The film stars Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Grace Fulton as Mary Marvel, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freedman, Cooper Andrews, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen as Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.
David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) is directing 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. 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! is slated to hit theaters in April 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam! and the future of DC Films as we learn it.