David Sandberg Gives More Details Regarding ‘SHAZAM!’ Story Line

For the most part the SHAZAM! marketing has focused on star Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: Ragnarok) and rightfully so since he plays the superhero Shazam. But the other star of the film, Asher Angel (Billy Batson) has his own agenda in the film when he is not trying to save the world. Recently ComicBook.com sat down with director David Sandberg who had this to say regarding Billy’s mission:

“He’s trying to find his family… His mom is still out there. But once he gets these powers, he’s just trying to figure out what to do with them and how it works. For that he needs his friend Freddie, who is like a superhero expert, who helps him to discover his powers and how to be a superhero.”


At San Diego Comic Con they released the official trailer for SHAZAM! and you could tell by the trailer that film is going to be a lot of fun and heart. Billy is a foster child just trying to make it when he is bestowed these magical powers by a mysterious Wizard named Shazam. Now with these magical powers he leans on his new foster brother and friend Freddie for help. You can check out the official synopsis from New Line below.


“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).”


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Shazam! flies into theaters April 5, 2019


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