We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out!
In Billy Batson’s case, magic happens by shouting out one word ‘SHAZAM’!
The 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 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.
Shazam: South African release date
Shazam is set to be released in South Africa on 5 April 2019.
DC universe’s 7th instalment stars Zachary Levi (TV’s Chuck) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (from the Kingsman movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr Thaddeus Sivana.
— Shazam! Movie (@ShazamMovie) March 29, 2019
Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. The movie was directed by David F. Sandberg.
Shazam: Official Trailer
Some suggest that this is DCU’s best film in a long time.
Some YouTube fans got to see early screenings of the film and said it’s a must-watch movie.
“I saw an early screening of this movie today. I consider it the best movie in the DCU as of right now.”
“Just saw the advance screening of Shazam! The film is fantastically fun! Me and my wife was enjoying it the whole time. This is a family and friends must watch!”