The trailer for David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! set the internet on fire when it debuted during SDCC, but plot details have been kept on lockdown for an obvious reason. The director had a few hints including this quip from Sandberg given to comicbook.com:
“He’s trying to find his family… His mom is still out there. But once he gets these powers, he’s just trying to figure out what to do with them and how it works. For that he needs his friend Freddie, who is like a superhero expert, who helps him to discover his powers and how to be a superhero.”
Shazam! will follow the story of Billy Batson, a 14-year old Philadelphian who recently found a new foster home. While riding the subway, Billy is given powers by The Wizard, and his life is changed forever. During his origin story, he’ll look to his new bestie Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer) to guide him through Superhero 101. He’ll also come to blows with new villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.