Shazam!: Jack Dylan Grazer will be Captain Marvel Jr.!
Deadline announces that Jack Dylan Grazer (Bill Denbrough in IT) has joined the cast of Shazam! in the role of Freddy Freeman, the best friend of Billy Batson and the only one to know of his double identity. The transformation of Freddy into Captain Marvel Jr. it may, however, be postponed to the sequel.
The film starring Zachary Levy (Chuck); Asher Angel; and Grace Fulton (Annabelle 2: Creation). Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Kingsman: the Secret Service) is in talks for the role of dr. Sivana.
The old wizard Shazam is the last survivor of his council, utterly destroyed by the Seven deadly Sins. The old wizard is looking for a sample of the earth that can save humanity from Sin, and from their influence.
The film is directed by David Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle 2: Creation), and is currently in pre-production. It's written by Henry Gayden and will be produced by New Line Cinema, subsidiary of Warner Bros.
Black Adam played by Dwayne Johnson, it will not appear in the film but will be introduced in the DC Universe film in a film standalone, dedicated to the villain.
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