New Line’s Shazam is officially the next DC film to shoot, and the movie is now deep into the casting process. Zachary Levi stars as the titular hero, whose alter ego, Billy Batson, is played by Asher Angel. Additionally, Mark Strong is playing the villainous Dr. Sivana, while Grace Fulton will play a friend of Billy’s. Now, we have more casting news. Now, we have more casting news.
According to Deadline, IT actor Jack Dylan Grazer has joined the cast of Shazam. He will play Freddy Freeman, Billy’s best friend and the only person who knows that he’s Shazam. In the comics, Freddy becomes a superhero himself – Captain Marvel Jr. – as part of the
Marvel Shazam Family. It’s unknown if that aspect will be adapted here.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam is scheduled to begin filming early next year for an April 2019 release. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
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