Shazam! is finally back on HBO Max
HBO Max has been in the streaming service business for over a year now, and its rotating lineup of movies and TV shows has definitely wowed fans. This includes a number of programs inspired by DC Comics characters – and it looks like one of the franchise’s last entries has returned to service. From Tuesday June 1, Shazam! is now officially available to stream again on HBO Max. This means that subscribers can access the film on the service for the first time since March, when it first left the service.
Shazam! follows Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a foster child from the streets who, while shouting a word – SHAZAM! Always a child at heart – inside a torn, divine body – Shazam revel in this grown-up version of himself doing what any teenager would do with superpowers: have fun with it. them! Can he fly? Does he have x-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning from his hands? Can he skip his social studies exam? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he will need to harness these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
“Some people in the studio were a little wary of it while others were like, ‘Yeah, go ahead. Shazam! director David F. Sandberg explained in an interview with ComicBook.com last year. “It’s a New Line movie and they’re used to horror, so that wasn’t much of a problem. It was just like, yeah, making sure you didn’t go overboard. But they were. very open to having a little of that, which I love. It makes the movie more complete when you have real stakes. “
It comes as production of the film’s long-awaited sequel, Shazam! Fury of the gods. The film is set to see the return of Angel, Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, DJ Cotrona, Meagan Good and Michelle Borth). New cast members will include Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu and Rachel Zegler.
“I can’t really talk about villains or villains, but I think a lot of people will be surprised,” Sandberg said during a question-and-answer session as part of the DC FanDome last year. “It’s going to be a little unexpected.”
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