Fandango is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures to offer exclusive advance screenings of Shazam!, the newest DC Super Hero to hit the big screen and one of the most highly anticipated movies of the season, on March 23rd. Tickets for this limited engagement go on sale today, exclusively for Fandango. Nearly two weeks before the film’s April 5th release date, fans and members of Fandango VIP, Fandango’s free-to-join rewards program, can get a first look at the film in screenings taking place at approximately 1,200 select theaters and 40 exhibition circuits nationwide. Tickets for the film’s April 5th wide release also went on sale on Fandango today.
David F. Sandberg directed the origin story that stars Zachary Levi as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and Asher Angel as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer and Oscar-nominee Djimon Hounsou also star. Firmly set in the DC universe but with its own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Peter Safran, Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson serve as executive producers.
Fans can enjoy a special shout-out from Levi about Fandango’s early access screenings below:
Additionally, fans can check out Fandango’s exclusive interview with Levi and director David F. Sandberg here:
Here’s the official synopsis for Shazam!
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! With the help of superhero enthusiast friend Freddy, Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of the child he is inside. But he’ll need to master them quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who’s got his eye on Shazam’s powers and wants them for himself.
For more on Shazam!, be sure to check out our most recent write-ups linked below:
- Zachary Levi on ‘Shazam!’ and Looking Forward to Fighting Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam
- First ‘Shazam!’ Reactions Tease a Fun, Vibrant Superhero Movie with a Family-Centric Twist
- New ‘Shazam’ Trailer Explores the Lighter Side of the DC Universe
- New ‘Shazam!’ Footage Reveals a Genuinely Joyous Superhero Experience
- ‘Shazam!’ Director & Producer on the Seven Deadly Sins and Why Black Adam Doesn’t Appear