Shazam! is a 2019 American superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer:
SHAZAM! - Official Trailer 2 - Only In Theaters April 5.
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.
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.
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.
Official website: shazammovie.com
Wikipedia: Shazam! (film)