This Is Us star, Faithe Herman has been cast as young Darla, while there is no confirmation yet, but in the New 52 comics, Darla is one of Billy Batson’s youngest friends in the group home that Batson stays with. The storyline could very well follow closely to the New 52.
I have not seen the talent that Faithe brought to the table in This Is Us, but I have heard many good things that Herman brings to the show. It sounds like the cast of Shazam! is slowly coming together. Herman could possibly complete the group of Batson’s friends cast together. We are still slowly seeing Captain Marvel’s friends of superheroes come together as we have seen The Walking Dead star, Cooper Andrews join the cast, as potentially, the superhero version of Pedro Pena as Pedro Marvel.
We have already have already seen Zachary Levi cast as Shazam. Mary Marvel, Freddie Marvel, Eugene Marvel and Darla Marvel, among others are yet to be cast, but I have a feeling that the movie is headed that direction. With Shazam! coming out in 2019, the castings for the rest of the Marvel family should be expected to be revealed in the near future as production usually take almost half to a full year of production. Meaning production will take place most of 2018.
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Shazam is the alter ego of a boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” The name is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury, from which Batson derives his heroic attributes when in adult form.
Shazam! hits theaters on April 5th, 2019.