DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Taps ‘Andi Mack’ Star Asher Angel To Play Billy Batson

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Asher Angel has joined the DC universe. The young actor has been cast in New Line's superhero film Shazam! in the role of Billy Batson, the teenage boy who is able to transform into the adult superhero, Shazam, which will be portrayed by Zachary Levi. Batson derives his heroic attributes by saying the phrase, “Shazam” which is an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. David F. Sandberg is at the helm…