The Shazam! movie has an official release date of April 5, 2019.
Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation helmer DavidÂ F. Sandberg is directing the Shazam! movie, which will star Zachary Levi as the titular character.
The story sees young Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, transformed into the super hero Captain MarvelÂ (Levi) when he yells the magic word, "Shazam!"Â Â
Zachary Levi previously compared the Shazam!Â movie to Superman meets Big.
â€śI can't tell you much, as you can probably imagine, but what I can say is I am just out of my mind excited!â€ť Levi said. â€śI get to do my version ofÂ Big, basically. Itâ€™s likeÂ SupermanÂ meetsÂ Big, and thatâ€™s just so fun.â€ťÂ
Sandberg has been active on social media teasing pre-production of the movie which films soon in Toronto.
Shazam! is also set to starÂ Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro, with Cooper Andrews,Â andÂ Mark Strong is rumored as the villain.
In addition to announcing the release date for Shazam!, WB also cancelledÂ aÂ July 27, 2019 release date for an undisclosed DC movie.
(Zachary Levi Shazam fan art above via FB)