‘This Is Us’ star Ron Cephas Jones in talks to play the Wizard in ‘Shazam’

Shazam begins shooting in Toronto next month, but they’re still rounding out the cast. According to The Wrap, This is Us star Ron Cephas Jones is in talks to play the Wizard.

In the comics, The Wizard gives young Billy Batson the magical powers to transform himself into an adult superhero by yelling “Shazam!”. He also gave powers to Black Adam who will be played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a future movie, not Shazam.

The movie stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as Shazam. It hits theaters on April 5, 2019.

SOURCE: The Wrap