Shazam is the DC Comics superhero who'll appear on the silver screen soon. Zachary Levi plays William "Billy" Batson aka Shazam in the movie. Billy is a foster kid who is set up in a home with the Vazquez who already have five other kids.
Shazam! movie has been in works since early 2000. It went through a dramatic topsy-turvy journey where it was shelved a couple of times, and the entire script was rewritten.
Billy is the chosen one, and The Wizard Shazam blesses him with superpowers. But he wasn't the first one summoned to pass on the ancient treasure of superpowers. The Wizard didn't choose Dr. Thaddeous Sivana, and that led the doctor on a quest to unlock all the magical powers.
While we wait for the movie, here are some brilliant Shazam wallpapers in Full HD and 4K resolution.
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1. Power of the Immortals
When Billy yells Shazam, he transforms into a godlike and full-grown superhero with a golden lightning symbol on his outfit and a golden cape. The word Shazam is an acronym combining the name of six immortal leaders: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.
Shazam was initially called Captain Marvel. DC Comics sued Fawcett Comics for a copyright infringement stating the character's similarity with Superman. Following that, Marvel Comics picked up the trademark of Captain Marvel and published the first appearance of the character in 1967. That led DC Comics to introduce a similar character named Shazam in 1973.
Shazam gets the power of Zeus, the Greek god of sky and thunder. Apart from using lightning to turn into Shazam, Billy can also use the lightning bolt in fights, healing the damage suffered during a fight, creating things, and also makes him immune to attacks as well as magic spells.
Shazam isn't afraid of Dr. Thaddeus Sivana but fears what would happen if the wicked man unlocks the keys to the ultimate magic. The face-to-face standoff between the two strong guys is full of tension.
The entire premise of a teenager getting superpowers and growing into an adult is intriguing. There could be many layers and textures around that thought, and this wallpaper nails one of its dark sides.
Since Billy is a teenager in ordinary life, you can find Shazam doing typical goofy and cheeky things. It could be as silly as chugging colas outside a store. A good remind to let your inner child out once in a while.
Every teenager wants to grow up quickly and get superpowers to destroy the evil guys, smash things, and have fun in general. What happens when young Billy gets crazy powers? What does he do to stop Sivana from disturbing the peace with his evil plans to unlock the ultimate magic?
The Shazam! movie releases on April 5 in theaters. Make sure you grab a tub of popcorn and cold drinks. Because Shazam already grabbed a bucket of popcorn and cola for himself.
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