Shazam! Summons Annabelle: Creation's Grace Fulton In Key Role

Hot off the news that Mark Strong is "in talks" to play the villainous Doctor Sivana in the film, it's now been reported that Grace Fulton is in negotiations to join the cast of New Line Cinema's upcoming adaptation of the superhero Shazam.

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According to Variety, Fulton will play a friend to Billy Batson, the young boy who transforms into the titular hero when he utters the word, "Shazam!" Fulton previously worked with the film's director, David F. Sandberg, on the horror sequel Annabelle: Creation.

Grace Fulton (right) in Annabelle: Creation.

Set to shoot from February until May in Toronto, Ontario, the DCEU film was thought to star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as longtime Shazam! foe Black Adam, until it was revealed the character would instead feature in his own solo film. It now seems Sivana will take place of Black Adam as the film’s central villain.

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The next DC film to go into production, Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi as the title character and directed by Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation’s David F. Sandberg, hits theaters in April, 2019.

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