The new super hero movie from Warner Bros Studios, SHAZAM!, based on the DC Comics comic series, is hitting theaters next Friday, April 5th. The entertaining film follows a boy named Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, who turns into a superhero overnight.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, played by Zachary Levi, 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, portrayed by Mark Strong.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer, Marta Milans, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Adam Brody, and more.
In Miami, our correspondent Mariana Medina had the opportunity to sit down with actors Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer e Asher Angel when they chatted about the dynamic on set, their favorite scenes, and more.
Check it out the exclusive English interview:
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, based on characters from DC. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson served as executive producers.
Sandberg’s creative team included his Annabelle: Creation director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler. The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch.