DC fans were quite taken with Zachary Levi's approach to Shazam, and Billy Batson actor Asher Angel breaks down why he's the perfect fit for the hero.
Angel will play Levi's younger half in the film, and he explained why Levi is perfect to play the magical hero Shazam.
"Zach, you're the perfect Shazam because, I mean, we look alike, kind of, but he's funny, we have a lot in common," Angel told Variety. "I mean, he's really a kid too. So he's a kid and an adult. Zach, I love you
You can watch the full interview in the video above.
The tone of the film is much more lighthearted than previous DC comic adaptations and looks to have some fun with its premise. If the trailer is any indication, fans are in for a good time when the full movie hits, and we sincerely hope it delivers on the BIG but with superheroes pitch.
Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi (Shazam), Mark Strong (Dr. Thaddeus Sivana), Djimon Hounsou (The Wizard), Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy Freeman), Asher Angel (Billy Batson), Grace Fulton (Mary Bromfield), Ross Butler, Adam Brody, and Michelle Borth.
You can find the official synopsis for Shazam! below.
"We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.
Next up for DC is Aquaman, which lands in theaters on Dec. 21st. Shazam! is slated to hit theaters on April 5, 2019, while Wonder Woman 2 hits theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.