When it was first confirmed that Warner Bros. and DC were going to bring us a Shazam! movie, we were all quick to give our views on what would make the film work on the big screen and who we all thought would be perfect for the lead role in the film. We all went for some pretty buff actors, so we all pretty much got quite a big shock, when it was announced that Zachary Levi had been cast in the role, since he is hardly the most muscular actor in Hollywood.
With that said though, there have been plenty of occasions when an actor has been cast who did not look right for the role at the time, before putting in the hard work and transforming themselves for the movie. Just look at Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt, who was best known for being a rather round actor, before then being cast as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy and hitting the gym hard to transform his body.
So while we were all a little unsure about seeing Zachary Levi as Shazam!, we were confident he would have what it takes to transform his body for the role and it looks like the hard work has really been paying off. Zachary certainly seems to have gained plenty of lean muscle in recent weeks and months and we are sure that he is going to give us a fantastic performance as Shazam!.
Meanwhile, it has been rumoured that we are going to get some interesting cameo appearances taking place in the Shazam! movie, with Henry Cavill appearing in his role as Superman, while we are also finally going to see Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam.
Shazam! is set to hit the big screen on April 5, 2019 in both the US and the UK.