Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics' Whiz Comics #2. Grazer joins Zachary Levi, who will play the title role, along with Asher Angel who will play Billy Batson. The character has switched from supporting cast member to Captain Marvel Jr, superhero in training. But if we're pulling from the comics here, Dylan Grazer's character will likely be Freddy Freeman, a character who has some pretty wild adventures, encounters and origin stories as a junior superhero in his own right over the years.
The film is to be directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke.
Asher Angel to Play Billy Batson in DC's 'Shazam!'
He took to Instagram following the casting announcement to post: "Honored and greatly humbled to be a part of the #dcuniverse by bringing the original Captain Marvel to life". Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be in the gym for the rest of forever.
The most recent version of the character debuted during Geoff Johns' stint with Shazam.
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