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After the shocking news that Zachary Levi (Chuck) will be portraying the original Captain Marvel, Variety is now reporting that Disney Channel star Asher Angel has been cast as Billy Batson in Shazam!

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Directed by David Sandberg (Lights Out), Shazam! tells the story of a young boy (Angel) who has the ability to transform into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) by saying the word Shazam. Angel is best known for his role on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack.

Shazam! will be the next DC Extended Universe movie to enter production and will land in theatres after James Wan’s solo Aquaman movie.