According to him, they are both happy to get the “blessing” of super powers. And can’t wait to try it. In addition, according to Levi, Shazam! is also a fusion of Superman and the film Big (1988). Which used to orbit the name Tom Hanks. Before he became the legendary actor he is today.
Like Shazam!, Big’s story is simple. Tells the story of a bad boy who turns into a 30-year-old man after playing a fortune-telling machine at a night market. All the cuteness ensued. Seeing how adults behave like children.
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However, even so, that does not mean Shazam! it’s full of laughter. Because this film is a superhero film, there must be a strong action element. Besides that, there must be a villain too. Who, in this film, is named Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Played by Mark Strong.
In the DC comics, Sivana is a supervillain who is told to get the power of the demon Seven Deadly Sins. In addition, he is also said to be very clever in tricking his opponents. So often troublesome Shazam!. Which, in truth, was still a 14 year old boy.
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What’s interesting, before playing the mortal enemy of Shazam! In this film, Mark Strong has also played a villain in other DC Comics superhero films. Namely, as Thaal Sinestro in the film Green Lantern (2011).
However, even so, unfortunately, the Green Lantern film, starring Ryan Reynolds, failed at the box office. As well as a harvest of negative criticism from film observers and comic fans. Jokingly, Mark Strong says, finally, his bad side is back in the DCEU. Through the movie Shazam! this.
For those who still doubt whether Shazam! included in the DCEU, producer Peter Safran explained, this film has the same format as Aquaman. That is, both are stand-alone films, but are still part of the DC Comics film adaptation universe. If successful at the box office, DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures will maintain a solo film formula like this. In addition, it is possible, later Shazam! will also be included in the Justice League. With Batman, Superman, etc.
In the 1942 comic version, actually, Shazam! have their own superhero group. It’s called the Marvel Family. Which consists of Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., etc. However, even so, after briefly suspended animation due to copyright issues in 1953, and reissued in 1972, DC Comics changed its name to Shazam! Family. Because the old name already belongs to Marvel Comics.
Although in the comics it is depicted that he often fights with Superman, in fact, Shazam!, aka Billy, really idolizes the superhero with the alter-ego Clark Kent. He always stands for the truth. Like his idol. Both of them can fly. In fact, in the comics, it is said, Shazam! had arm wrestling with Superman. Result: Series. Alias are equally strong. Therefore, do not be surprised, Shazam! earned the nickname the only superhero who has the same strength as Superman. However, even so, behind his great power, Shazam! also has some drawbacks. In addition, he will also immediately return to Billy if he is electrocuted by high voltage.