- For the superhero of the same name, see Shazam. For the wizard of the same name, see Shazam (wizard).
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- "Billy Batson, I choose you as champion."
Shazam! is an upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics character Shazam/Captain Marvel. It will be the seventh film in the DC Extended Universe. The film will be released on April 5, 2019.
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 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, 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.
- Asher Angel as Billy Batson
- Djimon Hounsou as Shazam the Wizard
- Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
- Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman
- Grace Fulton as Mary
- Ian Chen as Eugene
- Jovan Armand as Pedro
- Faithe Herman as Darla
- Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez
- Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez
- Lotta Losten
- Ross Butler
- Adam Brody
- D. J. Cotrona
- Michelle Borth
- Meagan Good
Geoff Johns, when questioned about the possibility of a Shazam movie being made, stated in January 2012 that "Oh, no, Shazam's always — there's always a possibility for Shazam. There's always talk about Shazam. And I can't get into the specifics on that, but yeah, there's hope for Shazam." Peter Segal stated in December 2013, that due to the Superman reboot, plans for Shazam! were put on hiatus. On April 28, 2014, SciFiNow reported the The Wall Street Journal revealed that a Shazam movie was scheduled for release in July 2016 after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and before Justice League. The film was announced to be written by Darren Lemke and produced by Hiram Garcia. On September 4, 2014 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirmed that he had been cast as the villainous adversary of Shazam, Black Adam. It was reported in January 2017 that a script was being worked on by Henry Gayden. In July 2017 it was confirmed that David F. Sandberg would direct the film. It was also confirmed by Geoff Johns that Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam wiould not be appearing in Shazam! but would be in his own solo film instead. On August 25, 2017, David F. Sandberg stated that they would cast an adult and a child to play Shazam and Billy Batson respectively rather than use CGI to "de-age" an adult actor. It was announced on October 27, 2017 that Zachary Levi was cast as Shazam. A press release was released on February 5, 2018, announcing production's commencement and the cast.
|Films in the DC Extended Universe|
|Films||Man of Steel | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Suicide Squad | Wonder Woman | Justice League|
|Upcoming films||Aquaman | Shazam! | Wonder Woman 1984 | Birds of Prey | Cyborg | Green Lantern Corps|
|Announced films||Batgirl | The Batman | Black Adam | Blackhawk | Deathstroke film | Flash | Gotham City Sirens | Joker film | Justice League Dark | Justice League sequel | Lobo | Man of Steel sequel | The New Gods | Nightwing | Suicide Squad 2 | Supergirl film|