Asher Angel (Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack”) will play Billy Batson, the boy who can transform into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi), in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation “Shazam!” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
In the comics Billy can transform into the superhero by uttering the magic word. Mark Strong is already in talks to play the villain and Grace Fulton in line for a lead in the film which aims to begin production early next year.
David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) is directing from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.
Source: Heat Vision