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Shazam! movie may have found its Wizard

January 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It looks like the Shazam! movie is set to cast a pretty major character…

Word on the nerdvine is that This Is Us actor Ron Cephas Jones is close to signing the dotted line to play The Wizard in the New Line DC Cinematic Universe entry.

In the comics The Wizard is the one who gives young Billy Batson (played here Asher Angel) the ability to become a the godlike superhero who will be played by Zachary Levi.


The movie will star Zachary Levi in the title role and Asher Angel as young Billy Batson who becomes the hero of legend when he utters the magic word ‘Shazam!’ along with Mark Strong as the villainous Doctor Sivana along with Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews and Faithe Herman.

David F. Sandberg is on board to direct from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. 

It will be released on April 5th, 2019

Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….