Deadline reports Jack Dylan Grazer, star of the recent film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT has joined the cast of DC and New Line’s upcoming film Shazam!
The young actor joins the cast which currently features Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Grace Fulton, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. Grazer will play Billy’s best friend and only other person who knows the truth about Shazam, Freddy Freedman.
Shazam is a DC Comics character who first debuted in 1939 with the original name of Captain Marvel. Created by C.C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character was first published by Fawcett Comics. Shazam himself is the alter-ego of teenager Billy Batson who has the ability to say the word “Shazam,” and transform into an adult superhero with the power of six mythological gods after saying the word.
David F. Sandberg is directing from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Production on the project is expected to kick off in February of next year. The film is being produced by New Line Cinema in conjunction with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
Shazam! is expected to hit theaters in April 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam! and the future of DC Films as we learn it.
16 ‘Justice League’ Trailer Scenes That Didn’t Make The Cut
SPOILER WARNING: The following article will explore scenes from the trailers for Justice League that do not appear in the final product.
Given the reshoots and studio mandate of having Justice League clocking in at a lean 2 hours, there were numerous scenes featured in the trailers that are absent from the finished product.
Hit Next for a rundown on some of the scenes from the trailers that are not in the final film.