It’s every kid’s dream to be a super hero and that’s exactly what happens in DC’s fun-loving Shazam! which is now ready to make its way to the big screen.
Based on the beloved comic book character, Shazam! follows the adventures of 12-year old orphan Billy Batson who upon encountering a magical Wizard is granted unimaginable super powers that transform him into the super hero Shazam, gifting him with a range of powers from a group of mythological heroes including Salomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury.
This brand new first look image, which arrives courtesy of Entertainment Weekly in their run up to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, shows actor Zachery Levi as the fun-loving superhero alongside his best friend Frederick “Freddy” Freeman played by Jack Dylan Grazer.
Part of the fun of Shazam! is that it’s the idea of a kid becoming a super hero and not only wanting to have fun with his new found powers but also accepting a new degree of responsibility along the way and learning to do the right thing in the process.
In addition to Levi Shazam! also has some great stars lined up for the project including Djimon Hounsou as The Wizard who grants Billy Batson his powers and Mark Strong as the nefarious Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
While we’ll have to wait and see whether we get a first look trailer at this year’s SDCC one thing that’s for sure is that Shazam! is going to be a whole lot of fun and you should mark your calendars next year for April 4 and the arrival of a very fun-loving superhero.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Image: Roadshow Films