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Helen Mirren Will Be a Villain in 'Shazam 2'!

Helen Mirren is going to be a villain!

The 75-year-old actress is set to star in the upcoming sequel Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Deadline reported Tuesday (March 23).

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She will play the villain Hespera, a daughter of Atlas, in the New Line and DC Films sequel to the 2019 adaptation of the comic book.

Zachary Levi is set to reprise his role of Shazam, with Rachel Zelger also part of the cast.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods “will continue the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word ‘SHAZAM!’ is struck by the Living Lightning of the gods and transformed into his adult superhero alter ego. Levi returns as the kid-at-heart superhero who is bestowed with the powers of six gods: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. While Shazam is a formidable champion, Billy is still just a fun-loving kid trying to navigate high school while learning how to use his powers.”

Shazam is based on the DC character, and was the No. 1 film worldwide on its opening weekend in 2019.

Find out more about another star’s role in the movie!

Henry Cavill Will Not Appear in 'Shazam 2' as Superman

Sad news for DC Comics fans who were hoping to see Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman in the upcoming movie Shazam 2… it’s not happening.

There have been rumors swirling that Henry would be appearing in the upcoming film Shazam! Fury of the Gods, but sources close to the project are denying this to Variety.

Superman makes a brief appearance in the first Shazam movie when the film’s title superhero, played by Zachary Levi, convinces Superman to come to Billy Batson’s high school to confront some bullies. In the scene, Superman is only seen from the neck down.

Shazam 2‘s director David F. Sandberg took to Twitter to address the rumors, without going into too much detail.

“Not going to comment on casting rumors for several reasons. One being you can’t be sure about anything until it’s happened. Halfway through shooting Shazam the plan was still for Cavill to be in it. Scoopers could have scooped that and been right at the time but wrong in the end,” he said. “Though I can confirm with ~90% certainty that Shazam will appear in Shazam 2. So if you’re a fan of that character you might enjoy Shazam 2.”

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Zachary Levi Will Star In 'Harold & The Purple Crayon' Movie From Sony

Zachary Levi has been tapped to star in a movie adaptation of Harold and the Purple Crayon.

THR reports that the -year-old actor is attached for the project which is being penned by David Guion and Michael Handelman.

Harold and the Purple Crayon was originally published in 1955 by Crockett Johnson and is about a four-year-old who, with the power of his crayon, created worlds around him.

The book inspired six more books just like that.

Harold has been sought after by many Hollywood studios, with Sony Pictures finally getting it into development.

Zachary has been a hot commodity lately, as he’s now attached to projects, including American Underdog, The Unbreakable Boy, and a musical movie called Undercover.

Zachary Levi to Star in Family Drama Movie 'The Unbreakable Boy'

Zachary Levi has booked a new role!

The 40-year-old Shazam! actor has signed on to star in the new inspirational true story The Unbreakable Boy from Lionsgate, Deadline reports.

Here’s the synopsis: “Based on the book by Scott M. LeRette with Susy Flory, The Unbreakable Boy follows Austin, a kid born with a rare brittle-bone disease and autism. But what makes Austin unique is his joyous, funny, life-affirming worldview that transforms and unites everyone around him – especially his dad, Scott (Levi), who changes his life as he comes to see Austin not as the symbol of something broken, but the triumph of an indestructible spirit.”

Jon Gunn is the screenwriter and director behind Zachary‘s new movie.

Over the summer, it was announced that Zachary Levi will be playing this football legend in a new movie!

Zachary Levi Announces Official Title for 'Shazam!' Sequel!

The Shazam! sequel has an official title!

Zachary Levi and co-stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good, and Adam Brody joined director David F. Sandberg during the 2020 DC FanDomee virtual fan convention on Saturday (August 22).

While they didn’t give away a lot of info about the sequel, they did announce that it will be titled Shazam: Fury of the Gods.

Also during the virtual panel, it was announced that Sinbad is joining the cast!

“Sinbad, are you in Shazam 2?” Zachary asked.

“You tell me, John Krazinski, am I? Because everybody though I was in ‘Shazam 1’ before it even existed — Google it,” Sinbad joked, referencing internet theories that he’d starred in a comedy about a genie called “Shazam” in the 1990s.

In the end, Sinbad did confirm that he will be appearing in the Shazam sequel.

As of right now, Shazam: Fury of the Gods is scheduled to hit theaters on November 4, 2022.

Zachary Levi Will Play Football Star Kurt Warner in New Movie; Kurt Reacts!

Zachary Levi is set to play football great Kurt Warner on the big screen!

The movie is titled American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story and will center on the incredible true story of Kurt Warner, who went from stocking shelves at a supermarket to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback.

The screenplay will be based upon interviews with Kurt as well as his memoir, “All Things Possible: My Story of Faith, Football and the First Miracle Season”. Kurt and Brenda Warner will co-produce.

The film, which will be produced and direct by Jon and Andrew Erwin, is expected to begin production later this year.

“Kurt’s story is one of relentless faith – in his own abilities but even more so in a higher power,” Zachary shared in a statement about the movie. “When I read Kurt’s story, I identified with the quiet strength he found to persevere – that’s something I think anybody can recognize in their own lives.”

He adds, “This is the kind of underdog story that sports movies are all about, and the fact that it’s true makes it even more special. I’m thrilled to be part of bringing his story to audiences.”

“What a crazy, amazing journey this has been… now I’m going to be played by a Super Hero!! Excited you @ZacharyLevi are taking this ride with us, can’t wait to see you delivery our story to the BIG screen!” Kurt shared about the casting.

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Zachary Levi Talks The Future Of 'Shazam 2' Amid Shutdowns

Zachary Levi is promising fans that plans for Shazam 2 are still on track, despite Hollywood shutdowns due to coronavirus.

The 39-year-old actor, who plays the titular character in the film, spoke to ET about what’s happening with the movie.

“Right now, they’re writing an amazing script,” Zach shared. “I don’t have any real details on that. I’ve got some generals and they all sound amazing.”

He also acknowledged that whenever the movie is back on track and starts shooting, it will be a new normal for the industry and come with new rules.

“There’s definitely going to be some major protocols that are put in place,” he added. “What those protocols are, I’m not sure yet. I’m doing my own due diligence as an actor waiting to go back to work, but also as a producer and someone who’s trying to create my own world out here in which to produce. I’ve been actively trying to figure out when the gears can start moving a bit again, but I don’t know for sure.”

Shazam 2 got a new release date in December, just months before Hollywood, and many other things, shut down because of the pandemic.

As of right now, Shazam 2 is set to release in November 2022.