Shazam 2 recruits Rachel Zegler, actress from Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story

Expected in the remake of “West Side Story” signed Steven Spielberg, in which she will play the main role, Rachel Zegler will soon join the DC universe by joining the cast of “Shazam 2”.

Shazam 2 recruits Rachel Zegler actress from Steven Spielbergs West
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Does Rachel Zegler have to prepare for a meteoric rise to the big screen? Unknown a little over two years ago, the young actress was chosen among more than 30,000 candidates to play the role of Maria in the remake of West Side Story signed Steven Spielberg, and whose release was postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted Hollywood like the rest of the world. The general public will therefore have to wait a bit before getting to know her, but the appointment is already made for a reunion, since she will then be on Shazam! Fury of the Gods, May 23, 2023.

If his role has not been disclosed by The Wrap, which reports the information, the actress joins the ghosts of the previous film, starting with Asher Angel and Zachary Levi, who respectively embody the teenage hero and in his adult (and superheroic) form thanks to the powers that have been given to him given. All in front of the camera of David F. Sandberg, who is back in production after the success of the first opus and its some 366 million dollars in the world in 2019. Will he have the opportunity to direct Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam, nemesis of the hero who will previously have the right to his own film? The mystery remains, for the moment, entire.

For her part, Rachel Zegler will be, if all goes well, on our screens on December 8, 2021 with West Side Story. She takes over from Natalie Wood as Maria and stars Ansel Elgort, aka Tony, in this replay of “Romeo and Juliet” located in the slums of New York, where two lovers fall in love with each other despite their membership in rival gangs (the Sharks for her, the Jets for him). After having long dreamed of approaching the genre, to which he notably paid homage in the opening sequence of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Steven Spielberg signs a real musical for the first time in his career.

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