Jack Dylan Grazer who starred in the horror film IT has joined the Shazam! movie
Jack Dylan Grazer who starred in the critically acclaimed horror filmÂ IT has joined the cast of the upcoming superhero filmÂ Shazam!, according toÂ Deadline. He’ll joinÂ Zachary Levi (ThorÂ films,Â Chuck,Â Tangled), who will play âworldâs mightiest mortal,â andÂ and Asher Angel, who will play Billy Batson in DC adaptation.
Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett ComicsâÂ Whiz ComicsÂ #2. By saying the world âShazam,â teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the âworldâs mightiest mortalâ and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods.
Sandberg is directing for New Line Cinema. He recently confirmed that the target release date for the film is April 2019.Â TheÂ Lights OutÂ andÂ Annabelle: CreationÂ director will step behind the camera with Peter Safran producing. Henry Gayden andÂ Darren Lemke wrote the script forÂ Shazam!,Â which is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver next year.
Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villain Black Adam in the film and is developing a solo film for the anti-hero as a separate project. Without Black Adam, the most well known villain for the hero, there arenât many villains left for Shazam to tussle with. One potential replacement villain could be Doctor Sivana, who made his debut with the hero inÂ Whiz ComicsÂ #2 in 1940.
Jack Dylan Grazer starred inÂ IT, which was the highest grossing horror film ever, withÂ $694M worldwide. He also appeared in the CBS series Me, Myself & I and will next be seen in the dramaÂ Beautiful Boy with Steve Carell and TimothÃ©e Chalamet.
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