Billy Batson and Shazam may not be household names just yet, but they will be soon — thanks in part to DC Comics, Zachary Levi — who will play Shazam — and Andi Mack star Asher Angel who will be playing Shazam’s alter ego Billy Batson. You see, Billy Batson is an average every day kid — an orphan, who, upon finding the magic wizard speaks the word Shazam and becomes the massive muscular and kind red dressed superhero. Asher Angel came on to discuss how he felt getting the news (in a word — SHOOK!). He talked about how he felt keeping the news secret for two weeks (he admits — it was very very hard) and how excited he felt seeing the news finally coming out in Variety. He discusses it with Shira Lazar and Ryan Mitchell — and they are excited to get into it!
We have a little treat too — we see Asher Angel saying the magic word that transforms him into the powerful hero — SHAZAM! Get used to it now! Watching this kid shout this word is going to be a big deal sooner rather than later. They then discuss Zachary Levi and how lucky he is to be working with Asher. Wonderful.
We also discuss Andi Mack, Asher Angel’s hit show — and about how people relate to it because it’s a reflection of real life. Ryan Mitchell discusses the LGBTQ plot on the show, how its similar to Degrassi and more. Make sure to watch it!
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