The cast of Shazam! are currently on their press tour promoting the DC film before its worldwide release on the start of April. The movie seems on the road to a huge success going by its recent early social media response and the new trailers which seem to have won over the fandom.
Earlier this week, I had the chance to have a small chat with Jovan Armand about his role in Shazam!. The young actor plays a character called Pedro Pena whose a part of the Vasquez family.
Pedro is a shy, quiet and self-conscious person but he is also very protective of his foster siblings. In the New 52 comics, Shazam! shares his magical abilities with all his foster siblings allowing Pedro to have the power of Hercules by transforming into a grown-up superhero similar to Billy.
In the interview, Armand shared some details about his character and how he interacts with Billy. The actor also spoke about his experience working with director David F. Sandberg.
In Shazam!, Actor DJ Cotrona is expected to play the grown-up version of Pedro Pena.
Shazam! will be Armand’s big screen debut but the young actor is known for his appearances on Hawaii Five-O, Parenthood, Shameless, Children’s Hospital, and a recurring role on 13 episodes of Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs. You can check out the interview below.
Shazam! also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.
Shazam! hits theaters on April 5.
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