With the help of his adopted brother, a fellow naughty boy, named Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), Billy then tries to find out more about Shazam’s supernatural powers! which he just got. Funny and ridiculous things happened.
Btw, if you look at the official trailer for Shazam! which was released some time ago, this film does look different from other DC Extended Universe (DCEU) superhero films. Which, usually, is dark and tense. Call it Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), and Wonder Woman (2017). Also, don’t forget Justice League (2017). Which is full of stellar performers, but failed at the box office.
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After the failure of Justice League, it seems, Warner Bros. Pictures is trying to give a new color to the DCEU films. They want to show superhero movies that are more entertaining. Which can attract the attention of audiences of all ages.
Warner Bros. Pictures then started their new project with Aquaman (2018). Which, as it turned out, was successful in earning more than USD 1 billion. Which later became the highest-grossing DCEU film of all time.
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Now, the success of Aquaman is trying to be manipulated by Shazam!. From the trailer, it can be seen that this seventh DCEU film is really being sold as a family comedy. His humor side is really highlighted. In fact, in terms of story, this film, directed by David F. Sandberg, really feels light. And much funnier than Aquaman. The story is about a child who learns to become an adult superhero.
David F. Sandberg admits, he was deliberately directing Shazam! become a film oriented towards young audiences. In addition, the story is easy to follow. The action of Billy et al did provoke laughter. Suitable for children, but can also satisfy an adult audience.
However, even so, working on the Shazam! this is not easy. Especially, in finding the main character. David F. Sandberg had to do a fairly long audition. Until, finally, he found Zachary Levi and Asher Angel. In this film, the figure of Shazam! it is played by two actors. Namely, the adult superhero version played by Levi and the ababil version played by Angel. For that, both must match the behavior and other details.
For maximum results, Zachary Levi and Asher Angel did special exercises before shooting the movie Shazam! this. In addition, they also send videos to each other when they can’t meet because of their busy lives. However, fortunately, according to Angel, even though they are quite far apart in age, he and Levi have similar gestures and facial expressions. As a result, the copy paste process can run smoothly.
When interviewed, Zachary Levi admitted to playing the role of Shazam! is a formidable challenge. After passing the audition in October 2017, he immediately went on a high-calorie diet. In addition, the star of the Heroes Reborn (2015) series also does physical exercise in the gym. Character-wise, Zachary Levi equates the character of Shazam! which he played with Peter Parker. aka Spider-Man from the MCU.