For the superhero of the same name, see Shazam. For the wizard of the same name, see Shazam (wizard).
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Shazam![4] is an upcoming superhero film based on the DC Comics character Shazam/Captain Marvel. It is the seventh film in the DC Extended Universe. The film is scheduled for release on April 5, 2019.[5]


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 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, 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.[6]


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Geoff Johns, when questioned about the possibility of a Shazam movie being made, stated in January 2012 that "Oh, no, Shazam's always — there's always a possibility for Shazam. There's always talk about Shazam. And I can't get into the specifics on that, but yeah, there's hope for Shazam." Peter Segal stated in December 2013, that due to the Superman reboot, plans for Shazam! were put on hiatus. On April 28, 2014, SciFiNow reported the The Wall Street Journal revealed that a Shazam movie was scheduled for release in July 2016 after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and before Justice League. The film was announced to be written by Darren Lemke and produced by Hiram Garcia.[2]

On September 4, 2014 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirmed that he had been cast as the villainous adversary of Shazam, Black Adam.[21] It was reported in January 2017 that a script was being worked on by Henry Gayden.[3] In July 2017 it was confirmed that David F. Sandberg would direct the film. It was also confirmed by Geoff Johns that Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam wiould not be appearing in Shazam! but would be in his own solo film instead.[22]

On August 25, 2017, David F. Sandberg stated that they would cast an adult and a child to play Shazam and Billy Batson respectively rather than use CGI to "de-age" an adult actor.[23] It was announced on October 27, 2017 that Zachary Levi was cast as Shazam.[4] A press release was released on February 5, 2018, announcing production's commencement and the cast.[6]




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  1. "Shazam! Finds Its Director In David F. Sandberg" -
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dwayne Johnson to Play Black Adam in New Line’s ‘Shazam,’ Darren Lemke To Script (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dwayne Johnson's DC Villain Black Adam Getting His Own Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "DC's 'Shazam!' to Star Zachary Levi (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  5. 5.0 5.1 "How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice maps out DC's movie universe" (page 1) - Entertainment Weekly
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 "SHAZAM! Start Of Production Formally Announced; Official Synopsis & Full Cast List Revealed" - Comic Book Movie
  7. "Asher Angel to Play Billy Batson in DC’s ‘Shazam!’" - Variety
  8. "This Is Us Star Ron Cephas Jones Cast as The Wizard in Shazam!" -
  9. ‘Shazam': Mark Strong in Talks to Play Villain Doctor Sivana (Exclusive)
  10. Mark Strong spills on Shazam! secrecy
  11. "‘It’ Star Jack Dylan Grazer Joins DC Superhero Film ‘Shazam!’" - Deadline
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Ian Chen & Jovan Armand Join ‘Shazam!’, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley Jr. Cast In ‘Luce’" - Deadline
  13. 13.0 13.1 "The O.C. star Adam Brody and others join ‘Shazam’, likely as The Shazam Family" - Batman-News
  14. "‘Annabelle: Creation’ Star Grace Fulton Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’ (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  15. "’13 Reasons Why’ Actor Ross Butler Joins DC’s ‘Shazam!’" - Variety
  16. "DC's 'Shazam' Adds 'This Is Us' Actress Faithe Herman to Cast"
  17. "‘The Walking Dead’s Cooper Andrews Cast In ‘Shazam!’ - Deadline
  18. "'Shazam!': Marta Milans Joins Zachary Levi In New Line Superhero Pic" - Deadline
  19. "'Shazam!' Casts Lotta Losten" -
  20. SHAZAM! - Official Teaser Trailer [HD - Youtube]
  21. "Dwayne Johnson to Play Black Adam in New Line’s ‘Shazam,’ Darren Lemke To Script (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  22. "Dwayne Johnson Won't Be in DC's 'Shazam!' Movie" - Yahoo Entertainment
  23. "David F. Sandberg Says They Won’t Use De-Aging Technology In Shazam!" - Bleeding Cool

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