"It" actor Jack Dylan Grazer has been approached to star in Warner Bros. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Shazam! and the future of DC Films as we learn it. Without Black Adam, the most well known villain for the hero, there aren't many villains left for Shazam to tussle with.
Dylan's character will be the only one to know Billy Batson's (played by Asher Angel) identity as Shazam (Zachery Levi).
Recently, Levi, 37, admitted he is "honoured and humbled" to be cast as the film's titular superhero.
Unlike Billy Batson, Freddy stays a boy when he transforms instead of becoming an adult. Freddy is ultimately rescued by Captain Marvel, but when the best healthcare available still can't save his life, the superhero resorts to some pretty extreme measures in order to keep his friend alive. However, it's not likely that the movie would introduce this character right away with the debut title.
Creation filmmaker David F. Sandberg is directing from a script by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer) and Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo). Production on the project is expected to kick off in February of next year.