Billy Batson actor, Asher Angel, has celebrated his first day on the set of Shazam! by sharing an on-set photo.
Director David F. Sandberg has assembled a strong cast for the film which will see Angel and Zachary Levi tackle two very different forms of the same character, including Mark Strong as antagonist Doctor Sivana, as well as Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans who will play the role of Billy’s foster parents. While details of the plot are still thin on the ground, it’s expected to have a lighter tone than DC usually opts for. Having entered principle photography late last month, we might well get more of a clue as to the narrative as they move forward.
Angel took to his official Twitter account, in order to share a photo of his designated set chair, labelled Billy Batson. Captioned, “Day 1” to mark his first day filming, fans were thrilled to see the movie is moving forward, even though the snap didn’t come with a glimpse of the actor in character:
— Asher Angel (@asherangel) February 11, 2018
This isn’t the first little tease we’ve had of the film, as Sandberg surprised members of a Reddit forum with a look at the Sivana Industries logo. And with teases like this coming from everyone involved, we’re only getting more and more excited.
These teases are nice, but we still want a picture of Levi as Shazam.
Shazam! is set for release on April 5th, 2019.