A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.

Director:

David F. Sandberg

Writers:

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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Taglines:

Just Say the 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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Trivia

Fawcett Central High School is named after Fawcett Comics, the company that originally created the Captain Marvel character in 1939. See more »

Goofs

While the actors who play 4 y.o. Billy and Shazam have dark brown eyes, the actor who plays Billy Batson for the majority of the movie has dark green/hazel eyes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Sivana: Thad... I said no toys at Grandfather's.
Thaddeus Sivana (1974): But it's Christmas.
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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 »

Connections

References Godzilla (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want To Grow Up
Written by Kathleen Brennan and Tom Waits
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Radioactive / Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Nothing special, but pretty good
4 April 2021 | by Bartlomiej_LichwalaSee all my reviews

This movie brings some refreshment to a superhero genre, but still, it's nothing special, just your typical movie from this genre. Super corny characters and "deep" sub-plot. If you want to watch something fun and family-friendly it's a good choice.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

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

Gross USA:

$140,371,656

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,971,656
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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