DC’s Shazam is one of the awaited superhero films of 2019 the film will be starring Zachary Levi as Shazam and is filled with comedy and action.
Although the film falls under the DC film universe, it has been reported that Warner Bros and DC Films are trying to break away from the universe and trying to promote independent projects.
Zachary Levi who plays the role of Shazam in the film was asked on twitter that if the film is a standalone or is under the DC universe. Zachary Levi answered “The movie is completely trackable on its own merit. That said, there a lot of fun little nods/homages/Easter eggs that can be enjoyed should one be caught up in the DCEU.”
The official synopsis of the film reads out “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, god like 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 byDr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).”
Helmed by Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out director David F Sandberg, Shazam! Will be hitting the screens on April 5, 2019