A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.
The story begins when an orphan named Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is introduced to his new school and family, The Foster. In the Foster family, he met a friendly boy named Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer). Because he had to use tools while on the road, Freddy was bullied by his peers at school. Billy, of course, didn’t stay silent and helped Freddy at that time.
Since launching the DC film world in 2013, Warner Bros. has struggled to match the success of rival Marvel Studios, which has been turbulent after being hit for a decade. Some DC films, like Wonder Woman, are raving about success, but the majority, like the Justice League, are duds.
Shazam! expected to open up opportunities to get new fans for DC Warner Bros. Previously, Deadpool and Kick-Ass succeeded in being a refreshing input into genres that show superhero films don’t have to be so serious. But you have to be patient because Shazam will only air in April 2019.
Shazam and Freddy after eradicating bandits who want to steal at the supermarket. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures) Shazam and Freddy after eradicating bandits who want to steal at a supermarket. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures).
Billy’s action, which had been chased by a bully and ended up on a train, led him to meet an old wizard named Shazam (Djimon Hounsou). The magician immediately handed all of his abilities to Billy shortly after he called out his name. Not only has superpowers, Billy Batson also turned into an adult (Zachary Levi) when he became a superhero.
Billy, who already had adult stature, finally met Freddy Freeman and asked for help. The reason is, although it was alleged that he possessed the equivalent strength of Hercules, Lord Atlas’s stamina, courage like Achilles, the wise side of Solomon and the speed of Mercury, Billy had no idea how to use his power.
Original title Shazam!