Shazam! Movie

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A teenager becomes the superhero known as Captain Marvel when he utters the magic word "Shazam!"

Who's Involved:

Dwayne Johnson, Mark Strong, Dany Garcia, Peter Safran, Hiram Garcia, Grace Fulton, Zachary Levi, Darren Lemke, David F. Sandberg, Jack Dylan Grazer, Michael Uslan, Asher Angel, Ian Cheney, Henry Gayden, Ron Cephas Jones, Chris Godsick, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Ian Chen

Release Date:

Friday, April 5, 2019 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Shazam!

A look at the Shazam! behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director David F. Sandberg last directed Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out. The film's writer Darren Lemke last wrote Gemini Man and Goosebumps.


Peter Safran

Production: What we know about Shazam!

Key Facts

  1. Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the character first appeared in Whiz Comics in 1940 and was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck (2/14/18).
  2. Set primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, principal photography for the film is taking place in Toronto (2/14/18).
  3. The creative team includes Annabelle: Creation director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.
  4. It is unknown at this point whether Dwayne Johnson, who will play Shazam! villain Black Adam, will be involved with this film. He'll star in a separate spin-off pic (Hollywood Reporter, 7/20/17).
  5. Adaption of DC Comic's 1970's comic book.

Filming Timeline

On or about February 15, 2019, the film was in Completed status.

On or about May 11, 2018, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about February 14, 2018, the film was in Production status.

Filming commenced February 2018 in Toronto.

On or about July 20, 2017, the film was in Pre-Production status.

The project is looking to starting filming in January or February 2018 with a likely release in 2019, per Hollywood Reporter.

On or about March 5, 2017, the film was in Development status.

Annabelle 2 director David F. Sandberg is in talks for the New Line project.

On or about July 27, 2014, the film was in Development status.

On or about November 4, 2010, the film was in Concept status.

On or about August 19, 2009, the film was in Development status.

On or about January 6, 2009, the film was in Concept status.

Project is "dead" according to John August

On or about November 21, 2008, the film was in Development status.

Shazam! Release Date: When was it released?

Shazam! was released in 2019 on Friday, April 5, 2019 (Nationwide release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including The Best of Enemies, Pet Sematary and The Public.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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