If you have been keeping up to date with David Sandberg then you are no stranger to some of the news regarding his current project, DC’s Shazam film. Sandberg has been slowly updating fans with news regarding different topics of development. According to Moviehole production for the film has started to screentest young actors to play Billy Batson, the young boy who gets the magical powers that turn him into Shazam. This all seems sort of familiar to what Marvel did with Spiderman: Homecoming and Tom Holland. It could be cool to see Billy Batson being a little known actor or even a new actor getting a “big break” in a DC film. Along with the screentests for Billy Batsons there has been a wide casting call for the other roles in the film as well, although we won’t see Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam in the film hopefully production can give us a good villain and other supporting roles. Personally I hope they find Finn Wolfhard (Mike from Stranger Things) to play Billy Batson, I think he is a great actor and I think he can be a solid Billy.
Rumor: Screentests underway to find a Billy Batson actor for ‘Shazam’