Shazam superhero film with Zachary Levi: Launch date, plot, solid!

Shazam superhero movie with Zachary Levi: Release date, plot, cast
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Shazam Superhero Film With Zachary Levi: Launch Date, Plot, Solid!

The upcoming DC Comics superhero film Shazam will star Zachary Levi and hit theaters in April 2019.

Shazam Superhero Film With Zachary Levi: Launch Date, Plot, Solid!

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Pretending to be a superhero is half the enjoyable of childhood. However what if you happen to may go from being a child to an grownup with god-worthy powers simply by uttering a single phrase?

Shazam Superhero Film With Zachary Levi: Launch Date, Plot, Solid!

That is precisely what occurs within the upcoming film Shazam. Younger character Billy Batson can immediately become an grownup superhero simply by yelling the phrase “Shazam!”

Shazam Superhero Film With Zachary Levi: Launch Date, Plot, Solid!

Who’s making it?

The most recent movie within the DC Expanded Universe is directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. 

Shazam Superhero Film With Zachary Levi: Launch Date, Plot, Solid!

Shazam would be the first movie depiction of the character because the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel, the superhero’s unique title. It is also the primary full-length characteristic movie centered round Shazam.

Shazam Superhero Film With Zachary Levi: Launch Date, Plot, Solid!

Whereas the movie has officially wrapped, each star Zachary Levi and director David F. Sandberg have been sharing their very own Shazam tributes on-line.

On Might 24, Levi posted to Instagram a fan-made image of Shazam slurping on a smooth drink whereas watching fellow DC Comics superheroes Superman and Batman battle it out.

On Might 26, Sandberg tweeted a short video mashup mixing the goofiness of Billy Batson/Shazam with the moodier films followers are used to seeing out of the DC Comics movie universe. 

What we all know in regards to the plot

In accordance with the movie’s official description, Billy Batson is a streetwise 14-year-old foster child who at all times saved everybody at arm’s size.

Someday, a dying wizard grants him superpowers of six historical heroes, which Billy can activate each time he says the wizard’s title, “Shazam.” He’s then become the grownup superhero Shazam through a magic lightning bolt. 

Shazam might appear like an grownup model of himself, however he is nonetheless a teen at coronary heart.

Shazam exams the bounds of his talents to see if he can fly, have X-ray imaginative and prescient or another sort of superhero-type powers. However he’ll have to grasp no matter powers he might need rapidly to battle the lethal forces of evil managed by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana

Billy’s foster brother and greatest buddy Freddy Freeman, who occurs to be a superhero knowledgeable, helps each prepare Billy and maintain Billy’s new superpowers secret. 

Some theories (primarily based on the comics)

Within the comics, Billy is remodeled right into a magical flying grownup superhero who has “the genius of Solomon, the power of Hercules, the unbreakable will of Atlas, the lightning blasts of Zeus, the facility of Achilles and the velocity of Mercury,” in accordance with the DC Comics website

The primary letter of every of the traditional heroes spells out the superhero’s namesake — Shazam.

If the film goes follows the unique comics, we’ll see Shazam not solely have the power, powers and fortitude of mythological Greek gods. He’ll additionally should deal with powerful enemies in addition to battle together with his personal youthful lack of judgment and expertise. 

Whereas DC Comics has but to indicate off an official picture from the film, Levi posted to Instagram a photograph the place he poses subsequent to a poster of himself as Shazam on the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. 

The purple superhero swimsuit included the hood attachment seen on the New 52 model of the hero from the comics, according to

When does Shazam come out?

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Photos will launch Shazam in theaters on April 5, 2019 within the US and UK. An Australian launch has not but been introduced. The movie may also be out there in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.

Meet the (potential) solid

Zachary Levi as Shazam

Asher Angel  as Billy Batson

Adam Brody as an unnamed principal solid member

Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana

Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield

Andi Osho as Ms. Glover

Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez

D.J. Cotrona as a principal solid member

David J. MacNeil as Mr. Bryer

Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley

Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield

Ian Chen as Eugene Choi

Jack Grazer as Freddy Freeman

Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña

Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez

Ron C. Jones as The Wizard

This piece was initially printed on Might 29, 2018, and is up to date as information of the upcoming film rolls in.

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