If you are someone who soaked up a good time during Aquaman, then I have good news: you only have to wait a few more months for the next Warner Bros. and DC superhero film. Shazam! hits theaters in April, but star Asher Angel, who plays Billy Batson in the movie, is already talking about how much he loved shooting the project.
In a recent Bello mag cover story featuring the 16-year old actor, Asher Angel was asked about some of the most interesting aspects of filming Shazam!:
“The scale of the project was comparatively big to me and really cool. Also, we filmed in some really cool locations and the set design was really impressive and memorable. I loved the stunt work..I can’t say anymore because I don’t want to give any spoilers.”
Perhaps the highlight of the whole article came when the star was asked who his favorite co-star to shoot with was, to which Asher Angel said everyone was great:
“We are called the Shazamily and became quite close during production. It is hard to name just one or a few as it was easy to get along with everyone and everyone brought their unique and fun personalities to set.”
Though Asher Angel moves back and forth between work in California and his home in Arizona, he said he still gets to meet up with some of his Shazam! co-stars whenever he is in L.A. and frequently stays in touch with them via social media. Doesn’t that just warm your heart?
Annabelle: Creation helmer David F. Sandberg is directing the project from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Here’s the film’s 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).”
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! strikes theaters on April 5, 2019. Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.