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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)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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:

$120,437,864, 21 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,937,864, 21 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

Billy Batson's multi-racial foster family comes from the New 52 DC comics continuity. See more »

Goofs

Shazam catches the falling bus by pressing his hands against the windshield, which somehow stays intact. It would surely have collapsed under such force. See more »

Quotes

Shazam: [at a robbery] I'm bulletproof!
Freddy Freeman: Hey, guys, can you shoot him in the face?
Shazam: Yeah, yeah, shoot me in the face!... Wait, what?
[gets shot in the face several times]
Shazam: ...That kinda tickles.
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Crazy Credits

While Billy Batson and Shazam are credited separately, his siblings get their superpowered forms credited together (Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody for Freddy Freeman, etc). See more »

Connections

Spin-off Black Adam See more »

Soundtracks

Feels
Written by Big Sean (as Sean Anderson), Calvin Harris, Brittany Talia Hazzard (as Brittany Hazzard), Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams
Performed by Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited and Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Katy Perry appears courtesy of Capitol Records
Big Sean appears courtesy of Getting Out Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Shazamic !
4 April 2019 | by muahmed-35601See all my reviews

Despite the fun and family friendly looking movie, DC didn't lose its identity as a dark comic universe which we all love , SUPER recommend 😉


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