The film will be led by Zachary Levi and is set for release in 2019.
Following the news that the DC Extended Universe's 'Shazam!' had entered official production and that former WWE wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will be serving as an executive producer on the movie, comes an official synopsis for the flick from Warner Bros. Studios. You can read it in full below:
Zachary Levi will play the titular hero in 'Shazam!'
"We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong)."
'Shazam!' star Mark Strong has revealed the DC Extended Universe scripts are so closely guarded that they are encrypted and disappear if you stop reading them after ''20 seconds''.
Mark Strong has revealed the scripts on 'Shazam!' have encrypted technology which makes the text disappear if you stop reading for ''20 seconds''.
The 54-year-old English actor is to play villain Doctor Sivana in the DC Extended Universe movie about teenage boy Billy Baston who can transform into adult superhero Captain Marvel when he utters the word which is the film's title.
Strong has not been surprised by the level of secrecy on David F. Sandberg's project as he knows how guarded comic book films are because he played Sinestro in the panned Ryan Reynolds-led 'Green Lantern', and he admits he was desperate to return to the DC universe due to the reception the 2011 Warner Bros. Pictures movie got.
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The actor previously starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 'Thor: The Dark World'.
Zachary Levi will be stepping into the leading role of Shazam in the DC Extended Universe, in the hero's upcoming solo film of the same name. David F. Sandberg is set to direct the project and with pre-production now coming to an end, more information surrounding the movie will be coming out in the next few months. No word yet has arrived on who will play the other half of the superhero, known to fans as Billy Batson.
Zachary Levi will play the titular role in the DCEU's 2019 release 'Shazam!'
Recognisable to Marvel Cinematic Universe fans as Fandral in the second 'Thor' movie, 'The Dark World', Levi is certainly a fan of the world of superheroes that have claimed such a monopoly in Hollywood right now, but it's fair to say that his DCEU role will be a much bigger and expanded one to the one he took up in the MCU. Sandberg confirmed the news in a post on his Instagram account, where he put up a picture of Levi along with the caption "*insert lightning bolt on chest*".
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Zachary Levi and various other celebrities gathered on Saturday night for Entertainment Weekly's annual Comic Con party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 24th July 2016
Disney’s ‘Tangled’ is being made into an animated television series.
Tangled, the hit 2010 Disney film which re-envisions the fairytale of Rapunzel, will be made into an animated series. The new animated series will be aired on ABC’s The Disney Channel, the network announced on Wednesday (3rd June).
Mandy Moore will be reprising her voice role as Rapunzel in the upcoming series of Tangled.
'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria was among the star arrivals at the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. She looked typically stunning in a calf-length, slim-fitting white dress, her long hair slicked back.
Masi Oka will return to the 'Heroes' franchise as Hiro Nakamura for the upcoming mini-series, 'Heroes Reborn'.
Masi Oka, the actor best known for his role as Hiro Nakamura in Heroes, will be reprising his role in the upcoming spin-off of the hit NBC show, Heroes Reborn. The 40-year-old actor is set to guest star in the upcoming mini-series.
Masi Oka will guest star in Heroes Reborn.
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The former ‘Chuck’ star is headed back to the small screen.
Zachary Levi has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming 'Heroes Reborn' miniseries. The former ‘Chuck’ actor will headline the series, which sees original ‘Heroes’ creator Tim Kring back behind the camera.
Zachary Levi had joined the 'Heroes Reborn' miniseries
The announcement was made during NBC’s TCA panel, with chairman Robert Greenblatt telling the press, "We are happy to announce this morning that Zach Levi is joining the cast along with Jack Coleman which we announced a few months ago. We're still keeping Zach's role under wraps because everything about this show is shrouded in secrecy. More names will be announced in the coming months.”
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Marvel's Thunder God, Thor returns in the latest superhero blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World (sequel to self titled film: Thor) where he must face his greatest battle to save Earth and all nine realms 'from a Darkness known only to one' lead by the feared Malekith. Thor must risk everything by reuniting with his brother and Avengers Villian: Loki in order to protect his beloved Jane Foster in what promises to be the most thrilling Thor adventure yet.
The film see's the Return of stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston with the introduction of acclaimed actor Christopher Eccleston as Malekith and Alan Taylor replacing Kenneth Branagh as director. Stan Lee remains Executive Producer alongside Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Craig Kyle.
Following the dramatic events of 'Thor' and 'The Avengers' which saw Thor battling not only his double-crossing adoptive brother Loki but a series of other nemeses, the hammer wielding hero returns to Earth to reunite with his beloved Jane Foster and whisk her away to his home in Asgard. Unfortunately, he ends up bringing her towards terrible danger that he himself could not fathom. A dark race that predates even the oldest corners of the universe; a race of elves led by the ruthless Malekith who plans to plunge the entire universe back into oblivion in a vengeful pursuit that will destroy everything that Thor and Odin have fought to protect. In desperation, Thor confronts his imprisoned brother and asks for help in exchange for his freedom with the promise that he will destroy Loki if he dares betray him again. Can Thor and the rest of Asgard defeat the latest dark force that threatens them? Or will such a primitive power prove impossible to overcome?
Here is the new sequel to Kenneth Branagh's 2011 movie 'Thor' that is set some time after the events of Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers'. 'Thor: The Dark World' is based on the comic books by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby and sees a new director, Alan Taylor ('Game Of Thrones', 'Mad Men', 'The Emperor's New Clothes'), with the return of screenwriter Don Payne ('Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer') alongside Christopher Yost ('The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes') and Stephen McFeely ('The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Captain America: The First Avenger'). It is set to hit the UK on October 30th 2013.
Zachary Levi - Zachary Levi, Friday 7th December 2012 at Spike TV's 10th annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios in Culver City
Zachary Levi Sunday 20th February 2011 T-Mobile Magenta Carpet At The 2011 NBA All-Star Game held at L.A. Live! Los Angeles, California
Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel, even our favourite green ogre, Shrek, has heard of the fair maiden. Tangled takes a new look at what really happened to the young girl with flowing locks of blonde hair. Princess Rapunzel lives in a tower - where she's been locked away for years by an evil woman wishing to harness the youth generating power Rapunzel's hair produces - and the truth behind her escape has never been told; what actually happened is the princess accidently takes a bandit by the name of Flynn Rider hostage! Rapunzel steals Flynn's satchel (containing lots of precious yet stolen items) and she tells him that she will return his loot if he helps her escape.
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Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston talk about the upcoming 'Thor: The Dark World' in a...
Marvel's Thunder God, Thor returns in the latest superhero blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World (sequel...
Following the dramatic events of 'Thor' and 'The Avengers' which saw Thor battling not only...
Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel, even our favourite green ogre, Shrek, has heard of...