CBMB: Asher Angel to Play Billy Batson in Upcoming ‘Shazam!’ Film | FanboysInc

CBMB: Asher Angel to Play Billy Batson in Upcoming ‘Shazam!’ Film

By Muuka Muyumba

Disney Channel star Asher Angel had landed the coveted role of Billy Batson in the upcoming Shazam! Film from New Line and DC Entertainment. Billy Batson is the alter ego of the hero Shazam which will be played by Zachary Levi. Batson is an orphan of some ill-repute before he stumbles on the wizard Shazam who bestows the powers of the god upon him to save the world.

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The casting news for the film has been frequent of late as the director, David Sandberg, looks to kick off production in February 2018. Last week, reports had Mark Strong filling the role of the villain, Dr. Sivana with Grace Fulton also in line for a lead role (Isis?) that may be part of the Marvel Family. Other keys roles yet to be filled include some of the other orphans gifted with the powers of Shazam, as well as Billy’s uncle Dudley who is in various issues of the comics.

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Angel is best known for his role in Andi Mack, the progressive teen dramedy on the Disney Channel.

Shazam! is set to hit theaters on April 5, 2019.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter