Asher Angel Cast as Billy Batson in Shazam


Zachary Levi who is offically playing Shazam the original Captain Marvel, now has his child counterpart for Billy Batson, in David F. Sandberg’s Shazam.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Asher Angel is now cast to plays Billy Batson, the young child who receives the powers of the Greek Gods that transforms him into the superhero Shazam.

The DC Entertainment superhero story centers on a boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury, from which Batson derives his heroic attributes when in adult form. Levi is starring as Batson’s alter ego, the adult hero known as Captain Marvel.

DirectorDavid F. Sandberg confirmed the news by posting a photo of Zachary Levi posing with Asher Angel’s headshot in front of Sandberg’s Shazam wall, with the caption– “I was hoping to break the news about @asherdovangel last week with this photo but had to wait a bit”:

Source: The Hollywood Reporter 

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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