Disney Channel Star Asher Angel Cast as Billy Batson in ‘Shazam!’

Today, we have finally learned who has been cast as the other half of the hero Shazam opposite Zachary Levi. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Asher Angel (Andi Mack, Criminal Minds) will star as Billy Batson. Batson is granted the power of S.H.A.Z.A.M an acronym for the powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. Mark Strong is in talks to star as the villain Doctor Sivana.

David Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) has been hard at work in pre-production on this film for several months. Production is expected to begin February 5th and run through May. The screenplay was written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.

Shazam! hits April 2019

I was hoping to break the news about @asherdovangel last week with this photo but had to wait a bit 🙂

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