Shazam : Asher Angel Cast As Billy Batson.

Shazam : Asher Angel Cast As Billy Batson.

Director David F. Sandberg revealed that Asher Angel (Andi Mack) has been cast in the role of young Billy Batson in the live-action film adaptation of Shazam!. Angel will star alongside Zachary Levi who was unveiled early this month as the titular hero Shazam.

F. Sandberg announced the news on Instagram by posting a photo of Levi holding Angel’s head shot.

"I was hoping to break the news about @asherdovangel last week with this photo but had to wait a bit," the director wrote.

Billy Batson is the superhero alter ego, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM" (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury), turns into an adult superhero with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight, and other abilities.

SHAZAM is scheduled for release in April, 2019. The live-action film adaptation is set to start production from February through May in Toronto, Ontario.

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