DC Movies has cast Chuck star Zachary Levi to play superhero Captain Marvel in the upcoming Shazam movie.

Lights Out director David F. Sandberg has also been confirmed for the movie, which will most likely air in 2019.

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Shazam is about a young boy named Billy Batson who can turn into an adult superhero by saying the word “Shazam.”

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Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for the film which is expected to tie into the larger DC universe which already includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman.

Captain Marvel’s greatest adversary is Black Adam, who will be played by Dwayne Johnson.