SHAZAM! – Only in theaters April 2019
David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Tremendous Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Powerful (the “Kingsman” videos) in the job of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.
We all have a superhero inside of us, it just normally takes a bit of magic to convey it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) scenario, by shouting out one particular word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-12 months-outdated foster child can turn into the adult Tremendous Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Even now a child at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this grownup edition of himself by undertaking what any teenager would do with superpowers: have enjoyable with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his arms? Can he skip his social scientific tests take a look at? Shazam sets out to check the limitations of his qualities with the joyful recklessness of a boy or girl. But he’ll need to learn these powers rapidly in purchase to combat the fatal forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Potent).
“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s finest friend and top superhero fanatic, Freddy, aspect of the foster relatives that incorporates Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”) Darla, performed by 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 Going for walks Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster dad and mom Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.
Firmly established in the DC universe but with his have distinctly entertaining, loved ones-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was produced by Invoice Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as government producers.
Sandberg’s creative crew involves his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, generation designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.
A New Line Cinema manufacturing, “Shazam!” is established for launch on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed all over the world by Warner Bros. Images, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporation.