A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Budget: $80–100 million
Box office: $366 million
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Thursday 28th March 2019
Where: TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
- Development of a live-action film of Shazam! dates back to the early 2000s!
- DC comics had to call this Shazam! as Marvel had the rights to the title ‘Captain Marvel’ in relation to their character of the same name. Shazam is also known as Captain Marvel in the DC comics.
- Dwayne Johnson was considered for the role of Shazam and Black Adam but he ultimately decided to go for Black Adam which he has an upcoming solo movie for (expected 2021). He was set to star in Shazam! as Black Adam too, but when the solo movie was announced, was no longer part of the storyline.
- Filming took place between January and May 2018.
- A sequel is in the works and scheduled for release in 2022!