Shazam! has officially wrapped filming.
The forthcoming DC film follows the tale of young Billy Batson, who has the ability to transform into the fully grown adult superhero Shazam after an encounter with some old gods.
Zachary Levi was cast as the superhero in October last year, with his casting closely followed by the announcement that Mark Strong would be resolving his “unfinished business” with the DCEU after his failed Green Lantern outing, joining as the villainous Sivana.
Filming on the project began earlier this year and wrapped on Friday (May 11).
The news was shared on Twitter by the film’s director David Sandberg, who also shared a thank you note cartoon he gave to cast and crew of the movie on Instagram, with one notable detail censored for spoilers’ sake.
What is he blurring out? Take a look and decide for yourselves.
That’s a wrap on Shazam! Here’s a little drawing I did for my thank you note to the awesome crew. What is that censored thing under my arm? Only 11 months until you get to find out!
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“That’s a wrap on Shazam!” Sandberg said.
“Here’s a little drawing I did for my thank you note to the awesome crew.
“What is that censored thing under my arm? Only 11 months until you get to find out!”
Sandberg, who is more accustomed to directing horror films, most recently Annabelle: Creation, and last year the thrilling Lights Out, recently revealed that it will be more light-hearted than fellow DC entries like Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“The big attraction for me with that character is the fact that every kid dreams of being Superman, right?” He told the Toronto Sun.
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“I mean I certainly did, and (Billy) is a kid that gets that chance. He gets to become the superhero.
“So, it’ll be big with superpowers in a way. In terms of what people can expect, I think this will be one of the more fun or lighthearted movies so far in the DC universe. It certainly will be a departure.”
Shazam! will hit cinemas on April 5, 2019.
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