The newest DC hero to hit the big screen is none other then Shazam! We aren’t referring to a Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. reboot either. Although, we could totally get behind a modernization of Gomer Pyle. Who doesn’t enjoy watching shenanigans and misadventures?

We are actually talking about a super hero called Shazam. I’m sure you know the one.  Formerly, he was known as Captain Marvel, but someone else has that name <clears throat>.  Comics are complicated.  This Shazam is a super hero that is actually a boy named Billy Batson.  He becomes a super hero when he speaks the word . . .stay with here . . . Shazam.

This magic word business is kind of cool, and this magic word is kind of extra cool.  It is actually a word that comes from a bunch of immortal elders.  You may have heard of some of them . . . Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury.  Take the first letter of each of those names, and you can make a new word.  That word happens to be Shazam!

Here is the first official photo for the movie . . .

The photo looks a little cheesy, but it’s the right kind of cheese.  No tone downed color palette here!  This photo makes the movie look like it’s going to be lots of fun.


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