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'Shazam!' a novel take on superheroes & comic to boot

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Actor Zachary Levi says the team of "Shazam!" is providing a slightly different take on the superhero genre.

"Shazam!" tells the story of Billy Batson, a 14-year-old foster child who is empowered with a magic ability. By uttering the word "Shazam", he gets transformed into an adult superhero.

"It's about a boy who has a pure heart. A wizard bestows upon him the magical ability to transform into a superhero by saying a word," Levi told Efe in an interview.

"That is unlike any other superhero or superhero universe that I know of. Because it's a 14-year-old in an adult looking super-powered body, it means tons of humour," said Levi who plays the adult version of Batson.

Levi said it was an innovation. "A superhero connected to a teenager allows for a different characterisation," he said.

"We are not reinventing the wheel. We are just providing people a slightly different take on the superhero genre, and it's a really fun one," Levi said.

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First Published: Wed, April 03 2019. 19:28 IST
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