Ross Butler Joins The Cast Of Shazam!
Warner Bros. has added 13 Reasons Why Ross Butler to the cast of its upcoming adaptation of DC’s Shazam! comics.
Butler is primarily known for his roles on television, with his first big break coming with the aforementioned 13 Reasons. Since then, he has come to be known for significant part in Teen Wolf, K.C. Undercover, and Riverdale, another popular comic-based property owned by Warner Bros.
It is unknown who exactly Butler will be playing in the upcoming movie, but a number of his co-stars have already been announced. Additionally, David F. Sandberg, the up-and-coming director behind Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, has been attached to the project, which is set for release in 2019.
Variety shares the following information about the planned film and its cast:
The film follows a boy named Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, who can transform into an adult superhero, portrayed by Zachary Levi, by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name Shazam is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Batson derives his heroic attributes from those figures when in adult form.
“It” star Jack Dylan Grazer will play Freddy, Billy Batson’s best friend. Grace Fulton is also on board to play one of Batson’s friends, while Mark Strong has been rumored to play the villain.
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