DC casts Billy Batson !!!
DCEU has just finalized the casting of young Billy Batson. Asher Angel who is one of the leads on Disney Channel’s Andi Mack will have huge boots to fill (pun intended) alongside Zachary Levi who was recently cast as the protagonist and Batson’s alter ego “Captain Marvel” !!
For those not familiar with the origins of Captain Marvel or Billy Batson, the story centers around 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.
David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) is directing Shazam! from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.
Sandberg confirmed the casting news, sharing a photo of Levi holding a photo of Angel.