SHAZAM! – Only in theaters April 5
David F. Sandberg( “Annabelle: Creation”) guides New Line Cinema’s “Shazam !, ” the origin legend that performs Zachary Levi( TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, together with Asher Angel( TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong( the “Kingsman” movies) in the role played by Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran( “Aquaman, ” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” cinemas) suffices as the film’s producer.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magical to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s( Angel) contingency, by exclaiming 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, superhuman body–Shazam enjoys in this adult form of himself by doing what any teenage would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he move? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies evaluation? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the pleasurable recklessness of small children. But he’ll need to ruler these strengths quickly in order to fight the virulent thrusts of evil to be covered by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana( Strong ).
“Shazam!” likewise stars Jack Dylan Grazer( “IT”) as Billy’s best friend and eventual superhero fanatic, Freddy, part of the foster home that includes Mary, giving full play to Grace Fulton( “Annabelle: Creation” ); Darla, giving full play to Faithe Herman( TV’s “This is Us” ); Eugene, played by Ian Chen( TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” ); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand( TV’s “Hawaii Five-O” ). Cooper Andrews( TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans( TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou( “Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.
Firmly established in the DC universe but with his own plainly recreation, family-centric atmosphere, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, narrative by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers.
Sandberg’s creative squad includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, creation designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.
A New Line Cinema yield, “Shazam! ” is set for secrete on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Paints, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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