Though a lot of DCEU projects have been put on hold thanks to the BTS shakeup, Shazam! manages to push forward, and production has officially begun. Director David F. Sandberg and star Asher Angel have shared a look at the set to commemorate the start of production for the movie.
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If you’re curious on who Freddy is, he’s the character played by IT star Jack Glazer. In the comics, Freddy becomes a successor to Captain Marvel, what with Billy Batson granting him the mantle of the new Champion of Earth.
Though I doubt that we’ll get to see Freddy become Captain Marvel as well, it’s a cool nod just to see him as one of Billy Batson’s friends. It’s kind of like how Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Ned Leeds resembled the Miles Morales’ friend Ganke.
With a release date set for early 2019, I bet we’re going to get our first look at Shazam! before the year ends. I think I agree with some people that what everyone really wants to see is Zachary Levi in full Captain Marvel mode. He’s already been teasing the costume online. It’s only a matter of time before we actually get to see it.
Shazam! is set to come out April 5, 2019.