David F. Sandberg’s upcoming DC comics adaptation “Shazam!” has added Jack Dylan Grazer to it’s supporting cast. Grazer gave a breakout performance as Eddie Kaspbrak in this year’s “It.” Grazer joins Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as “the world’s mightiest mortal,” and Asher Angel (“Andi Mack”) who plays Billy Batson.
Grazer will play Freddy Freeman, “Billy Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Shazam.” Freeman takes on the mantle of Captain Marvel Jr. in DC comics. Grazer was a popular choice among fans for Billy Batson, so this is a nice consolation prize.
Sandberg is directing “Shazam!” for New Line Cinema. He recently confirmed April 2019 is the targeted release for the film. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for “Shazam!,” which is scheduled to shoot in Vancouver next year.
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