David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! has officially found its Billy Batson. Meet the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack.
After being in development for quite some time, DC’s Shazam! seems to be coming together quite quickly under the hand of director David F. Sandberg. Last week we got the news that Zachary Levi would be playing Shazam, aka Captain Marvel, and this week they’ve announced Billy Batson, the kid who turns into Earth’s mightiest mortal.
Sandberg (Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation) took to Instagram to confirm Asher Angel’s casting:
Shazam is currently slated to arrive in theaters on April 5, 2019. Mark Strong is reportedly in talks to play the movie’s villain. Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will be getting a standalone feature film.