Shazam!, the upcoming DC Comics film, has just started filming. The director, David F. Sandberg, has confirmed the start of production through Instagram.
Sandberg’s post from earlier today is shown below:
The working title for Shazam! is “Franklin.”
Sandberg is known for previous directorial work on horror films such as Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation. He has brought the production designer, Jennifer Spence, and cinematographer, Maxime Alexandre, who worked with him on Annabelle: Creation to join him on Shazam!
Asher Angel is playing Billy Batson and Zackary Levi (Chuck) is playing the superhero alter-ego, Shazam. Jack Dylan Grazer (It) and Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) have also joined the cast. Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) will have a role as a villain. Ron Cephas (This is Us) is in talks to join the cast as the wizard Shazam who grants Billy Batson the ability to become the her. Faithe Herman (This is Us) will also be joining the cast.
Source: David F. Sandberg’s Instagram
Shazam! is set to release in theaters on April 5th, 2019.
Shazam!– A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.