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Jack Dylan Grazer joins cast of Shazam!

Jack Dylan Grazer joins cast of Shazam!

Actor Jack Dylan Grazer has joined the cast of DCs superhero movie "Shazam!". He's the only person who knows Billy can transform into the adult superhero Captain Marvel and, in the comics, eventually becomes a superhero himself, Captain Marvel Jr. By saying the world "Shazam", teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the "world's mightiest mortal" and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods. He'll join Zachary Levi (Thor films, Chuck, Tangled), who will play "world's mightiest mortal", and and Asher Angel, who will play Billy Batson in DC adaptation.

Whether the comics were called Shazam or Captain Marvel, the character always had a friend in Freddy Freeman.

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Mark Strong is also in talks to star as the villain of the film. At one point in time, the wizard Shazam was killed and Freeman actually took up the role of Captain Marvel after Batson was forced to take the wizard's place in the Rock of Eternity. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for Shazam!

He took to Instagram following the casting announcement to post: "Honored and greatly humbled to be a part of the #dcuniverse by bringing the original Captain Marvel to life". Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be in the gym for the rest of forever.