Shazam! is a 2019 American superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer:
SHAZAM! - Official Trailer 2 - Only In Theaters April 5.

Story intro

In 1974 Upstate New York, young Thaddeus Sivana is arguing with his father and older brother during a car trip when he is transported to the Rock of Eternity, a magical temple hidden in another dimension. He meets the ancient wizard Shazam, last of the Council of Wizards, who has spent centuries searching for a new champion who is "pure of heart" after the previous champion, driven by revenge, released the Seven Deadly Sins -Pride, Wrath, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust and Envy- upon the world. Thaddeus is tempted by the Sins, entrapped in statues, and is deemed unworthy. After returning to Earth, Thaddeus makes a scene, which causes the car to crash and cripple his father. Back at the Rock of Eternity, Shazam requests for another worthy person. In present-day Philadelphia, foster child Billy Batson runs afoul of the law while searching for his birth mother and is placed in a group home run by Victor and Rosa Vasquez with five other foster children: Mary Bromfield, Pedro Peña, Eugene Choi, Darla Dudley and superhero enthusiast Freddy Freeman. Meanwhile, an embittered adult Sivana discovers a way to return to the Rock of Eternity. There, he steals the Eye of Sin, becoming the Sins' vessel and besting the Wizard. He returns to Earth accompanied by the Sins, confronting and killing his father and brother along with Sivana Industries' board of directors. At school, Billy saves Freddy from bullies and is chased into a subway, where Shazam summons Billy, chosen as the new champion. By calling Shazam's name, Billy is transformed into an adult superhero; thanking Billy, the Wizard turns to dust, leaving his staff behind. At home, Freddy is taken into Billy's confidence and helps Billy explore his newfound powers: electricity manipulation, near-invulnerability, super-strength, speed, and flight. Freddy's videos of Shazam testing his powers become a viral sensation, and Billy begins skipping school to use his powers as Shazam for money and fame. Seeing Shazam save a bus on the news, Sivana challenges and easily defeats him, demanding he surrender his powers, but Shazam transforms back into Billy and escapes into a crowd. From the news, Sivana deduces Billy's identity and abducts Freddy to find Billy. At the Vasquez home, the other children also infer Billy's secret and tell him they have found his mother, who lives nearby.

Cast

Zachary Levi
Shazam
Mark Strong
Dr. Sivana
Asher Angel
Billy Batson
Jack Dylan Grazer
Freddy Freeman
Adam Brody
Super Hero Freddy
Djimon Hounsou
Wizard
Faithe Herman
Darla Dudley
Meagan Good
Super Hero Darla
Grace Fulton
Mary Bromfield
Michelle Borth
Super Hero Mary
Ian Chen
Eugene Choi
Ross Butler
Super Hero Eugene
Jovan Armand
Pedro Peña
D.J. Cotrona
Super Hero Pedro
Marta Milans
Rosa Vasquez
Cooper Andrews
Victor Vasquez
Ethan Pugiotto
Thaddeus Sivana (1974)
John Glover
Mr. Sivana
Landon Doak
Sid Sivana (1974)
Wayne Ward
Sid Sivana
Paul Braunstein
Officer
Nadine Roden
Officer
David Kohlsmith
Young Billy
Caroline Palmer
Billy's Mom
Emily Nixon
Woman in Red Coat
Michael Xavier
Carnival Cop
Keisha T. Fraser
Rachel Batson
Andi Osho
Ms. E.B. Glover
Lotta Losten
Dr. Lynn Crosby
Lisa Truong
Ms. Kwan
Carson MacCormac
Brett Breyer
Evan Marsh
Burke Breyer
Joseph Pierre
Drunk Guy
Jhaleil Swaby
Passing Teen
Misha Rasaiah
Woman
Luke Gallo
Mugger
Lovina Yavari
Store Clerk
Craig Henry
Robber
Shawn Stewart
Robber
Kerri Kamara
Attractive Woman
Adam Rodness
Receptionist
Cliff Saunders
School Security Guard
Simon Northwood
Pissed Off Phone Owner
Ken Mohabir
Freaked Out Man (as Kenneth Mohabir)
Paloma Nuñez
Realtor
Ilan O'Driscoll
Student
Bryce Arden Poe
Student (as Bryce Poe)
Tosh Robertson
Student
Rachel Boyd
Senior Girl
Jeff Sanca
Bus Driver
Dan Skene
Bus Passenger
Angelica Lisk-Hann
Bus Passenger
Cassandra Ebner
Bus Passenger
John Stead
Bus Passenger
Allen Keng
Bus Passenger
Mitra Suri
Bus Passenger
Stephannie Hawkins
Bus Passenger
Eli Martyr
Bus Passenger
Nneka Elliott
Newscaster
Aria Anthony
Little Girl with Santa
Brian Kaulback
Mall Santa
Chemika Bennett-Heath
Sales Assistant
Deborah Tennant
Customer in Changing Room
Martin Roach
Bill Parker
Allison Brennan
Cissie Sommerly
Damir Andrei
Charlie Beck
Steve Newburn
Crocodile Puppeteer
Neil Morrill
Crocodile Puppeteer
Stephen Alexander
Carnival Goer
Pearl Ho
Carnival Goer
Anthony Gritsyuk
Carnival Goer
Jesse Bond
Father at Carnival
Harper Gunn
Little Girl at Carnival
Matthew Binkley
Love Park Couple
Violetta Pioro
Love Park Couple
Jackson Reid
Little Boy
Hazel Gorin
Stunned Lunch Lady
Steve Blum
Sin (voice)
Darin De Paul
Sin (voice)
Fred Tatasciore
Sin (voice)
Callie Presniak
Interviewee
Craig Warnock
Interviewee
Pamela Matthews
Interviewee
Ava Preston
Interviewee
Manuel Rodriguez-Saenz
Interviewee (as Manuel Rodriguez)
Ali Badshah
Interviewee
Tabitha Tao
Interviewee
Lisa Codrington
Interviewee

About

Principal photography wrapped on May 11, 2018.

The film Shazam! was scheduled to be released on March 15, 2019 (Toronto), on April 4, 2019 (Germany) and on April 5, 2019 (United States) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Alexandra Films, Blitz, InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances, Vertical Entertainment, Warner Bros. F.E., Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $365 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Shazam! got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: shazammovie.com

IMDB: Shazam!

Wikipedia: Shazam! (film)

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