Zachary Levi Will Play DC's Shazam

Zachary Levi at the Thor The Dark World premiere in 2013

Zachary Levi at the Thor The Dark World premiere

Levi is no stranger to the genre-he is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters next week. It was just revealed that the actor is undergoing workouts that last up to four hours in length, to get into the idealistic physical form of the DC Comics superhero.

Chuck star Zachary Levi has been cast as Shazam! in Warner Bros.' upcoming eponymous film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Although Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had been courted to play the role of Black Adam, he will not appear in the movie. After news broke Friday of Levi's casting as the titular role in Shazam!

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The name is derived from the names of the ancient world gods and historical figures - Solomon (S), Hercules (H), Atlas (A), Zeus (Z), Achilles (A) and Mercury (M).

We also don't know if Levi will actually be playing a character named Captain Marvel. Not to mention that he beat out other contenders for the role, such as John Cena (Sisters), Zane Holtz (From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) and Jake McDorman (Limitless).

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Captain Marvel was ranked as the 55th greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine. (He's the General Zod to Cap's Superman.) It also looks like the Black Adam movie will be released first, and that the character of Black Adam won't appear in Shazam...which makes no sense whatsoever. Laurence Fishburne is also in DC Films as Perry White and will star in Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp. DC Extended Universe film.

A villain for the first Shazam movie has yet to be announced.

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