Asher Angel

 

Asher Angel has been chosen for the role of Billy Batson in SHAZAM! from Warner Bros, with David F. Sandberg directing. The screenplay is by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Annabelle: Creation producer Peter Safran is reuniting with Sandberg for the film, and is also producing DC’s Aquaman for Warner Bros.

Shazam! tells the story of Billy Batson. Orphaned and homeless, young Billy discovers an ancient Wizard who gives him a magic word. Just by saying SHAZAM!, Billy is transformed into a magical flying adult superhero, one with the genius of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the power of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. But gaining the power of the gods means inheriting their enemies too. With the abilities of the world’s mightiest mortal, Billy will have to struggle with magical threats as well as his own youthful naïveté.

Shazam! will be the next DC Cinematic Universe movie to film. No release date for Shazam! is set but New Line is eying a February 2018 start in Toronto.

Shazam! is due out in theaters April 5, 2019.

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  Asher Angel has been chosen for the role of Billy Batson in SHAZAM! from Warner Bros, with David F. Sandberg directing. The screenplay is by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Annabelle: Creation producer Peter Safran is reuniting with Sandberg for the film, and is also producing DC’s Aquaman for...