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Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 April 2019 (USA)
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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 fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

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David F. Sandberg

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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:

If you want to save the world, say the magic 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$139,822,994, 19 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,939,187, 10 June 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ron Cephas Jones was initially cast in the role of the Wizard, but scheduling conflicts led to him leaving the film and ended up being replaced by Djimon Hounsou. Notably, this news only broke months later, when filming was done and in post-production, in contrast to the many immediate reports of on-set drama for previous DCEU films. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Sivana had none of the deadly sins inhabiting his body when he fell several dozen stories. Though he didn't hit the ground, the physical trauma of being caught by Shazam would have killed any mere mortal, as the internal organs continue to plummet toward the Earth. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer, Shazam and Freddy confront armed robbers in convenience store]
Shazam: Gentlemen...
[robber shoots Shazam, the bullet ricochets off him]
Freddy Freeman: [filming on his phone] You have bullet immunity!
Shazam: [shocked] I'm bulletproof!
[they both laugh before Shazam's expression suddenly turns serious]
Shazam: [turning back to the robbers ] You're dead.
[robbers fly out the window in front of a couple]
Shazam: [walking out of store with junk food] Sorry about your window... but you're welcome for not getting robbed!
Freddy Freeman: Have a good night...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: An imprisoned Dr Sivana meets up with the alien worm Mister Mind, who proposes an alliance. See more »

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References Watchmen (2009) See more »

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A healthy change to the DC Universe
27 March 2019 | by gregthmannSee all my reviews

I went into this a little sceptical and found I came out rather chuffed with such a good film. Far far better than I was expecting and pleased I had gone to a preview screener for this.

The acting is spot on, the comedy is spot on and the action is.... You guessed it, spot on. I certainly recommend any super hero fan to go watch this and big praised to WB for leaving this alone and letting the DIrector get on with it.


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