Meet Pure of Heart Billy Batson in New 'Shazam' Featurette

Meet Pure of Heart Billy Batson in New ‘Shazam’ Featurette

Posted by February 11, 2019 Comment

A brand new featurette just released by Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming superhero release Shazam highlights the pure of heart orphan Billy Batson, who eventually gets imbued with the power of a wizard.

Billy (Asher Angel) and Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer)

The new featurette has both Asher Angel (who plays young Billy Batson) and Zachary Levi (who plays Shazam-afied Billy) talking about just what it is that makes Billy so special:

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

Also, as it turns out, the mysterious thing fellow reporters were on the WB lot to experience over the weekend was actually around 20 minutes of footage from the film. ComicBook.com wrote a bit about what they saw (without true spoilers, obviously), and you can read about that here.

Shazam is directed by David F. Sandberg and is set to hit theaters on April 5th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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(Last Updated February 11, 2019 6:26 pm )

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