Shazam! to release in India on April 5
Zachary Levi plays the adult hero while Asher Angel portrays the 14 year old
DC, which had a successful end to 2018 with the billion dollar-earning Aquaman, has several films set for release this year, and the first of these, Shazam!, is scheduled to hit Indian screens on April 5, the same day as its theatrical release in the United States. Aside from English, the film will also be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, said a statement from Warner Bros.
The film follows orphaned teenager, Billy Batson, who, when he utters the word ‘Shazam’, transforms into a super-powered adult with strength, invincibility, flight, and other powers. Zachary Levi plays the adult hero, while Asher Angel portrays the 14-year-old. The trailers so far have maintained a fun, light-hearted tone reminiscent of Marvel movies, and the film is expected to capitalise on Aquaman’s overwhelming success.
Directed by David F Sandberg, Shazam! stars Mark Strong as the villain, Dr Thaddeus Sivana, while Jack Dylan Grazer plays Billy’s foster brother and best friend, Freddy Freeman, and Djimon Hounsou, the wizard Shazam who grants Batson his powers.