The Hollywood Reporter just broke the story that Zachary Levi is joining the DC universe in Shazam!, a feature film based on the comic book.
Shazam! follows a boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an adult superhero (Zac’s role) by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury, from which Billy Batson derives his heroic attributes when in adult form.
What do you think about this career move for Zac? Seems right in line with his personal nerdy interests as well as his skills as an actor: boyish yet heroic.
Speaking of superheroes, Zac reprises his role as Fandral in Thor: Ragnorok for rival comic book empire Marvel, opening next week. Then he’ll play the villain in Psych: The Movie, premiering December 7 on USA Network.
It’s a good time to be a Zachary Levi fan!