Asher Angel has revealed new details behind his Billy Baston and the friendship with Freddy Freeman in DC and New Line’s Shazam!
Details and stills continue to come from Shazam! ahead of its presence at San Diego Comic-Con this week where the first trailer will debut. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Angel revealed where his 14-year old Billy Baston will start at the beginning of the film:
“He’s misunderstood, he’s mischievous, he’s been a foster kid since he was 5 years old and really has no one to trust.”
Baston will eventually find a friend who he can trust in superhero fanboy Freddy, played by It‘s Jack Dylan Grazer, when he moves into a new foster home:
“Freddy’s a fanbody when it comes to Batman, Superman, the Justice League, so he becomes Billy’s mentor and sansei when it comes to being a superhero.”
Angel also talked about delivering the famous words to become the hero and claims he will never get sick of it:
“Oh my god, I can’t even tell you how many times I practiced saying it!. My family and friends are asking if I’ll ever get sick of saying ‘Shazam!’ I’ll never be sick of it. Ever.”
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. Here’s the official synopsis:
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).”
Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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