It has been announced that Ron Cephas Jones, best known for his recent role in This is Us has begun talks to play the Wizard in Shazam! The Wrap reports.
The Wizard is a vital part to the origins of Shazam, he bestows the powers to Billy Batson the power to become titular hero.
Filming is set to being next month in Toronto, Canada on Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s next DC Universe outing.
Directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) and starring Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi (Chuck) as Shazam, Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as Freddy Freeman, Ian Chen (Fresh of the Boat) as Eugene, Jovan Armand (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Pedro, Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation) as Mary Batson, Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Doctor Sivana, and Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) .
Shazam! will hit screens April 5, 2019
Source: The Wrap