Shazam! Movie



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2019 | PG-13 | Action Adventure

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

U.S. Release Date

Shazam! release date was Friday, April 5, 2019. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

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Zachary Levi
Billy Batson / Shazam
Asher Angel
Billy Batson
Mark Strong
Dr. Thaddeus Sivana [villain]

Directed by

David F. Sandberg


Darren Lemke
Henry Gayden


Rating MPAA

PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material

Storylines 2 more

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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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Adaption of DC Comic's 1970's comic book.
  • 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).
  • The creative team includes Annabelle: Creation director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.
  • Set primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, principal photography for the film is taking place in Toronto (2/14/18).
  • 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).

Also Known As

  • Shazam!
  • Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam
  • Untitled DC Film (2016)

Shooting Locations

  • February 2018: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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