Light-hearted superhero "Shazam" is heading to cinemas
A poster for an upcoming superhero movie "Shazam". [Photo provided to China Plus]
Another superhero from the DC Comics universe is about to hit screens across China, with the release on April 5 of "Shazam".
Billy Batson is a boy who can transform into an adult superhero when he yells "Shazam!". Shazam is gifted with powers of superhuman strength, speed, and flight – along with a superhuman ability to make fun.
A still from the upcoming superhero movie "Shazam". [Photo provided to China Plus]
Widely regarded as the most light-hearted film in the Marvel franchise, Shazam is a relatively unfamiliar character in China from the DC Comics stable. But Zachary Levi, who plays the lead role in the new film, is said to have a considerable following in China stemming from his roles in other projects, such as Marvel Studios' Thor movies.
The release of "Shazam" in China will coincide with the start of the Qingming Festival – Tomb Sweeping Day. It will be released in the United States on the same day.