Now that the movie’s production is all set to begin, Warner Bros. Shazam! Has now apparently found its Wizard who would give the young Billy Batson the superhero powers.
As reported by TheWrap, Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us, Luke Cage) is in discussions regarding the role in the upcoming film by David F. Sandberg. He would join the cast featuring Zachary Levi as Shazam, Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Mark Strong as the evil Doctor Sivana.
Only a few days back, That Hashtag Show had hinted at the Wizard’s casting in a list of character breakdowns, which suggested a potential cameo by Dwayne Johnson portrayed Black Adam. Although none of the other characters has been finalized yet, Jones seems to be nearly confirmed to play the Wizard. He is renowned for his role as William Hill on NBC show This Is Us, and he has also been nominated for Emmy and Screen Actor Guild for that performance. He was also seen as Bobby Fish in the debut season of Luke Cage.
The David F. Sandberg directed Shazam! Is scheduled to release in theaters on April 5, 2019. The movie stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman and Cooper Andrews.