We are getting more casting information for the upcoming DC superhero film Shazam!, which is set to star Zachary Levi as the titular character and Asher Angel as his alter ego. This time it is , Faithe Herman, from the hit NBC show This Is Us. Now currently is not confirmed on who Herman will play in the movie, but it is believed that she will play Darla Dudley, the young African American girl who is of young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) in the group home that they live in.
Now if this is the case this means that we are more than likely getting the “New 52” version of Shazam, where Darla is one of the six kids who are given powers to help Billy/Shazam take on his nemesis, Black Adam. Now it needs to be noted that Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a Black Adam standalone film as well as be the main antagonist for Suicide Squad 2. But it is not known if he will be a bad guy for Shazam just yet. However Mark Strong has been cast as Dr. Sivana for sure . Check that story out HERE
Herman joins five other young actors: Asher Angel as Billy Batson; Jack Grazer as Freddy Freeman; Ian Chen as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña; and Grace Fulton who is possibly playing Mary Marvel. This ensemble presumably fits the six slots of the Shazam Family. So it will be very exciting as we get further into the production to see what direction this film goes in.