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Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

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David F. Sandberg

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Henry Gayden (screenplay by), Henry Gayden (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

In Philadelphia, Billy Batson is an abandoned child who is proving a nuisance to Child Services and the authorities with his stubborn search for his lost mother. However, in his latest foster home, Billy makes a new friend, Freddy, and finds himself selected by the Wizard Shazam to be his new champion. Now endowed with the ability to instantly become an adult superhero by speaking the wizard's name, Billy gleefully explores his new powers with Freddy. However, Billy soon learns that he has a deadly enemy, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who was previously rejected by the wizard and has accepted the power of the Seven Deadly Sins instead. Now pursued by this mad scientist for his own power as well, Billy must face up to the responsibilities of his calling while learning the power of a special magic with his true family that Sivana can never understand. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you want to save the world, say the magic word. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam! See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,505,326, 7 April 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$99,527,265, 16 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$258,326,527, 14 April 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film primarily adapts elements from Shazam's New 52 origin story. One notable difference is replacing Black Adam with Dr. Thaddeus Sivana as the main villain. In addition the writer for the original source material Geoff Johns which was during his run of the New 52 Justice League series (to which the material originated from) is also one of the Executive Producers for the film. Geoff Johns would also serve as the writer for the Shazam comic book series that began publication in December 2018, which was several months before this film was released. See more »

Goofs

When Billy enters the subway at 40th Street, the next stop is said to be 30th Street. In reality, there is a stop at 34th Street that is skipped over in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Billy Batson: Say my name!
Freddy FreemanMary BromfieldDarla DudleyPedro PeñaEugene Choi: BILLY!
Billy Batson: No, no! Not my name, the name I said to transform into this guy!
Freddy FreemanMary BromfieldDarla DudleyPedro PeñaEugene Choi: SHAZAM!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and DC Comics logos are shaded red and are set in a stormcloud. See more »

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Featured in Tamara Just Saw: Shazam! (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Written by Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay, Jon Moss (as Jonathan Moss) and Boy George (as George O'Dowd)
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A healthy change to the DC Universe
27 March 2019 | by gregthmannSee all my reviews

I went into this a little sceptical and found I came out rather chuffed with such a good film. Far far better than I was expecting and pleased I had gone to a preview screener for this.

The acting is spot on, the comedy is spot on and the action is.... You guessed it, spot on. I certainly recommend any super hero fan to go watch this and big praised to WB for leaving this alone and letting the DIrector get on with it.


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