‘West Side Story’ Star Rachel Zegler Joins ‘Shazam 2′ in Key Role

Rachel Zegler has landed a “key role” in the upcoming DC Comics movie Shazam: Fury of the Gods!

The 19-year-old actress is playing Maria in the upcoming movie remake of the musical West Side Story, which was supposed to be released in theaters this past December. The film was delayed by a full year due to the pandemic. (See the glam photos that she shared on the day the movie was set to hit theaters)

TheWrap reports that Rachel has joined the cast of the Shazam sequel, but details about her character are being kept under wraps right now.

“i am in my key role in shazam 2 era,” she tweeted after the news was announced.

Rachel is the second Colombian American actress to be cast in a DC superhero project after last week’s announcement that Sasha Calle will be playing Supergirl in The Flash.

Zachary Levi is set to reprise his role as Shazam in the upcoming movie with David F. Sandberg returning to direct.

Updated: February 25, 2021 — 10:30 pm

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