While other DC Comics heroes such as Batman, Green Lantern, Flash and Cyborg struggle to get solo movies, its seem that all the attention will be on Captain Thunder aka Shazam! Last week, fans were treated to the first official visual of Zachery Levi in costume which looks aesthetically close to the character as he appears in the comics. This new visual shows Billy Batson’s friend Freddy reacting to the lightning bolt glowing on his suit. Judging from his awed expression, this may be the first time Freddy has seen this. Unlike previous DC movies, Shazam looks to be taking the light hearted approach which makes sense since the hero is technically 12 years old.
Shazam! will follow the storyline established in DC’s New 52 series. The film is directed by David F. Sandberg, from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. The film stars Zachary Levi and Asher Angel as Billy Batson / Shazam, a teenage boy (Angel) who can transform via the magic word “Shazam” into an adult superhero (Levi), with Mark Strong playing his foster brother and best friend Freddy. Also featured in the film are Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, and newly announced addition Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard Shazam who grants Billy Batson his powers. Shazam! strikes into theaters April 5, 2019.
And for those who haven’t seen it, here is the first official visual release of Freddy and Shazam enjoying some snacks.
Source: Entertainment Weekly