Even though it won't hit screens until spring of 2019, Shazam is one of the DC film projects that is on the forefront right now. Although the movie is still in the early throes of casting, it looks like the creative team behind the flick is getting ready to move forward in a big way on director David F. Sandberg's film. Or at least, that's what we think will happen, thanks to the following set image showing a whopping 71 roles just waiting to be announced:
So far, Shazam has only three roles officially announced as cast in the film's line-up, which the image above nods at. The casting announcements so far are as follows: Asher Angel will be playing the role of Billy Batson, with IT's Jack Dylan Grazer playing Freddy Freeman alongside him. The role of Shazam himself will be played by Zachary Levi, in all of his comedic / heroic smoldering. Add those three roles to the 71 laid out with question marks, and you've got 74 total mysteries that will eventually be revealed.
Two more of those mysteries occupy a grey area, as we know that Mark Strong is (or was) being considered for one of the roles in the Warner Bros comic tentpole, with whispers pointing towards the role of the villainous Dr. Sivana. Also, while we've known that Annabelle: Creation's Grace Fulton is playing a role in this film, we still have no clue who she'll be playing. So counting those two more mysterious but somewhat solid tips, we're down to a whopping 69 roles and cast members yet to be revealed.
But out of those 69 roles, there's two that DC fans seem dead set on seeing added to the Shazam crew's ranks: Henry Cavill's Superman and Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam. While Cavill might have a long shot at making a cameo (which could help to link this film to the overall DC Extended Universe), the latter role will not be included according to the most recent reports we received regarding the direction of Shazam. Though, there's still plenty of time for Warner Bros to either change their mind, and/or compromise by offering Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson a post-credits scene that serves as his introduction to the DCEU proper. It's a comic book movie. Anything is possible.
While there's still plenty of time to fill out the Shazam roster, the fact that David F. Sandberg is bringing it up suggests that he's prepping for a long haul of reveals over the next couple of months. If his choice of Instagram as the venue for this tease is any indication, it looks like we'll have to keep our eyes glued to his official account in order to see the slow overturning of those stark white question marks mounted on the wall in the photo.
Shazam will transform theaters everywhere on April 5, 2019.