Billy Batson & Captain Marvel
Credit: Evan "Doc" Shaner (DC Comics)
Asher Angel
Asher Angel

Actor Asher Angel has confirmed that he will portray Billy Batson, the younger alter ego of the titular hero in New Line Cinema's Shazam!. Angel shared a report from Variety announcing his casting.

Angel is best known for playing Jonah Beck on the Disney Channel's Andi Mack.

Shazam himself will be played by Zachary Levi, while Mark Strong is reportedly in talks to play the film's villain, Dr. Sivana.

Shazam! is due out in theaters April 5, 2019, with director David F. Sanberg on board to direct.

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