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Even superheroes have growing pains — that’s one takeaway from the new “Shazam!” featurette. The video, released by Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, introduces the superhero at the center of the upcoming DCEU film as well as shares new footage.
The video starts by introducing orphaned teen Billy Batson (Asher Angel), and then we see that he is chosen to get the power of “Shazam!” When he says the word, he transforms into a superhero, a version of Billy played by Zachari Levi. The change takes some getting used to, as the footage shows. Both actors, as well as their co-star Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy Freeman) and director David F. Sandberg, weigh in on the character in the featurette, highlighting Billy’s excitement about being a superhero.
The superhero flick takes place two years after the events of “Justice League.” It pits Billy against the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). Sandberg directed from a script by Henry Gayen, based on the character created by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck.
“Shazam!” opens April 5.
Billy Batson is a streetwise 14-year-old who can magically transform into the adult superhero Shazam simply by shouting out one word. His newfound powers soon get put to the test when he squares off against the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Read More
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