Shazam! finally has its Billy Batson. And he even looks a bit like a young Zachary Levi.
New Line Cinema has hired Disney star Asher Angel to play the role of a boy who turns into a super hero by uttering a magic word.
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Also more casting news, Mark Strong is currently in negotiations to play the villain and Grace Fulton will play one of the main character’s friends.
David F. Sandberg will direct the film from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Peter Safran will produce.
Shazam! is based on the DC comic books of the same name. It is about young Billy Batson who finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam to fight against the forces of evil. With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury, he is the holder of the power of S.H.A.Z.A.M.
Asher Angel is best known as a main character in Disney Channel’s coming-of-age teen show, Andi Mack.