Shazam: Warner Bros. Reveals The Movie Release Date.

Shazam: Warner Bros. Reveals The Movie Release Date.

Warner Bros. announced on Friday that David F. Sandberg’s upcoming live-actiom
n film adaptation of Shazam! will premiere on April 5, 2019. The film star Asher Angel as young Billy Batson, and Zachary Levi as the superhero.

Shazam! live-action film adaptation is set to start production from February through May 2018, in Toronto, Ontario. David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) is directing the film from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. The film also stars Grace Fulton as Mary Marvel, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freedman, Ian Chen as Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.

The story follows Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM" (acronym of six "immortal elders": Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury), can transform himself into an adult superhero with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight, and other abilities.

Zachary Levi recently revealed that he will love to see a cameo by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film.

"Wonder Woman, because she’s awesome. I think getting a cameo from anybody would be super cool, but I just think Gal Gadot is so effervescent. She has such a charm. And she seems like a really cool broad. Like, she was in the Israeli army. She’s a mom. And I’m like, ‘You seem like you’re grounded and cool, and you’re Wonder Woman, and you rock.’ And I think it would be really funny to have the 14-year-old Billy Batson inside of Shazam that’s really awkward around this beautiful Amazonian. I just think that would be really awesome."

Shazam, formally known as Captain Marvel, was created by writer Bill Parker and artist C. C. Beck in 1939. The character made his first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (cover-dated Feb. 1940), published by Fawcett Comics. DC comics licensed the Marvel Family ( Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr.) characters from Fawcett in 1972. By 1991, DC had acquired all rights to the characters. In 2011 DC renamed the character "Shazam" when relaunching its comic book properties due to trademark conflicts over another character named "Captain Marvel" owned by Marvel Comics since 1967.

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