The Shazam! production continues progress as director, David F. Sandberg has officially brought actors Grace Fulton, Ian Chen and Jovan Armand on board.
Sandberg is familiar with Fulton’s work as the pair worked together on their big hit, Annabelle: Creation. Sandberg confirmed on Instagram in the comments that Fulton will indeed be playing Mary, one of Billy Batson’s friends.
In the comics, she goes by the name of Mary Bromfield, but later on, Billy and Mary realize that they are twins. Now, we don’t know if Sandberg will stick to this storyline or not. All we know is that Billy is friends with Mary. IT‘s Jack Dylan Grazer was confirmed to play Billy’s best friend, Freddie Freeman. The three friends will be joined by two more friends that were officially confirmed.
Chen (Fresh off the Boat) will be playing Eugene Choi and Armand (Bella and Bulldogs) will be playing Pedro Pena, both friends of Batson’s. When Chen and Armand also on board, we could very well get to see the whole Marvel/Shazam family in Shazam!. There is one more casting to be made for the Shazam family and that is Darla.
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Shazam! is expected to be out in theaters in 2019.