The superhero movie stars Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) as Shazam (or Shazam!). Mark Strong (Kingsman) plays super-villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and Asher Angel (Andi Mack) plays teen protagonist Billy Batson.
The synopsis reads:
"We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), 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 (Strong)."
It's a year packed with superhero movie releases between Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: Endgame. But Shazam! looks like it's working hard to work that quirky comedy angle. Given DC/Warner Bros' recent box office success with Aquaman, could they be onto a winning formula again?
DC's Shazam! hits cinemas on April 5.