Shazam has attracted a lot of attention from the fans after news came out that DC was planning on releasing it. The Superman-esque hero is certainly not the most well-known actor. However, he has become very popular, and fans have been keeping track of the news related to the movie.
The release date for the movie has already been announced. The movie will be released on April 5, 2018. There has been a lot of excitement with the announcement of Zachary Levi joining the cast and playing the adult version of Shazam. The younger alter ego of Shazam will be played by Andi Mack star Asher Angel.
The cast of the movie has a lot of stars, and it looks like this—
Mark Strong as Dr. Sivana.
Grace Fulton as Mary,
Faithe Herman as Darla
Ian Chen as Eugene
Jovan Armand as Pedro
Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman
Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez
Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez
Dwayne Johnson was linked to the project for a very long time. He had to choose between Shazam or Black Adam. Dwayne Johnson chose the latter, but he’s not going to be a part of the cast now. However, he is one of the executive producers working on the movie.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“All of us have a superhero inside us, but 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. He is still a kid at heart, on the inside he has a ripped, godlike body. Shazam is desperate what he can do with his newfound powers.
“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 is out to test his powers. However, he will need to master the powers quickly because evil is never far away. He will have to fight Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.”