After landing the role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming West Side Story, actress Rachel Zegler got another big role. Rising star joins the cast of Shazam: the fury of the gods, the sequel to the 2019 film from New Line and DC Comics Shazam! starring Zachary Levi as a child-at-heart superhero with the powers of six gods.
The sequel will come from the same team of directors behind the first installment with David F. Sandberg directing from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan. It will continue the story of teenage Billy Batson who, reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!” is struck by the living lightning bolt of the gods and transformed into his adult superhero alter ego, Shazam.
Peter Safran produced by The Safran Company alongside Geoff Johns of Mad Ghost Productions.
Zegler, who will be seen facing Ansel Elgort and Rita Moreno when West Side Story released in December, picked up by ICM.
The Wrap was the first to report Zegler’s casting.