Following his breakout performance in the New Line box office smash hit It, Jack Dylan Grazer has joined the cast of David F. Sandberg's Shazam. The young actor joins a cast that already includes the likes of Zachary Levi as the titular hero and Asher Angel as Billy Batson.
Grazer will portray Freddie Freeman, Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Shazam. In DC Comics lore the character would become the superhero known as Captain Marvel Jr., who would fight the forces of evil alongside the Marvel Family, Teen Titans and even The Outsiders and New Young Justice.
Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the film's script, which centers on a teenage boy who is able to transform into an adult superhero by uttering the phrase “Shazam.”
Production on Shazam kicks off in Toronto this February.
The seventh entry in the DC Expanded Universe arrives in theatres on April 5th, 2019.
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