Shazam Star Asher Angel Fuels Nightwing Casting Speculation in Recent Post

Asher Angel as Billy Batson in Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Credit: Warner Bros.

Asher Angel as Billy Batson in Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Credit: Warner Bros.

Shazam! star Asher Angel teased about his potential casting as the DCU's Nightwing in his recent social media post.

There have been rumors that Nightwing will be introduced in the DCU with Angel being one of the favorite fan-casts for the role.

So far, DC Studios has not confirmed any plans to introduce the fan-favorite character in the new franchise, but thanks to Angel's recent post, it looks like we're getting hints now of his DCU debut.

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Asher Angel Seemingly Teases Nightwing Casting

Asher Angel as Billy Batson in Shazam!
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Credit: Warner Bros.

In his recent post on X, Angel shared a GIF of Nightwing without any caption that accompanies it.

This prompted speculation among fans on whether the Shazam! actor is potentially teasing that he is going to play Nightwing in the DCU.

So far, Angel has still not provided any context behind his mysterious Nightwing GIF post.

However, in a recent interview, he opened up about his potential return in a third Shazam! movie despite the sequel's disappointing reception.

"I’d always be open to going back and playing Billy Batson. I’d never want to take Zach [Levi]’s place because we’re in this together. If there any other characters out there in the future, I’d also be open to that. I’m pretty open! There’s a time and there’s place, and it’ll happen," he said.

Angel also acknowledged the regime change in the DC franchise, but he is still hoping that he will be invited back into that universe.

"Yeah, I think we always planned on making a third one, but you have new people come in and take over and plans can change and things can shift. I guess we’ll see. We’ll see what the future holds," he said.

While it remains to be seen whether Angel is indeed going to join the DCU as Nightwing, it is an intriguing prospect for some fans and it would be interesting to see whether the GIF post really does end up having any meaning behind it or if it was simply just a random post.

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