Top 20 Shazam Movie Details

While searching the internet for Shazam movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

! (2019) One of the names Freddie gives Billy is Zap-tain America (Had to zoom in a lot so sorry for bad quality)
! (2019) One of the names Freddie gives Billy is Zap-tain America (Had to zoom in a lot so sorry for bad quality)
! (2019) the eyeball placement is foreshadowed within the reflection of the glasses and the composition of the shot.
! (2019) the eyeball placement is foreshadowed within the reflection of the glasses and the composition of the shot.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Shazam details are suitable for kids.

  1. During the mall scene, the entire crew was accidentally left in frame and it wasn't noticed until the last second so they were edited in post to make it look they were just part of the mall crowd.

  2. Freddy is never seen walking without the aid of a crutch, even when given superpowers, he is only seen flying

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - During the scene at the mall we can see crew members who forgot to move out of shot. So instead of removing them, the SFX team superimposed shopping bags on them and made the others janitors.
    During the scene at the mall we can see crew members who forgot to move out of shot. So instead of removing them, the SFX team superimposed shopping bags on them and made the others janitors.
  • 1 - You can see the bloody smiley face from the Watchmen series on the desk of the social worker that places Billy with his foster family.
    You can see the bloody smiley face from the Watchmen series on the desk of the social worker that places Billy with his foster family.
  • 1 - There are several shots of tigers throughout the movie. This is a nod to Tawky Tawny, an anthropomorphic tiger who's a friend of Shazam.
    There are several shots of tigers throughout the movie. This is a nod to Tawky Tawny, an anthropomorphic tiger who's a friend of Shazam.
  • 1 - During the scene with the foster kids escaping through interdenominational doors, the door to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sunnydale home is seen in the background
    During the scene with the foster kids escaping through interdenominational doors, the door to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sunnydale home is seen in the background
  • 1 - Director David Sandberg, who also directed Annabelle: Creation (2017), included the doll in the bottom left corner of the screen during the pawn shop scene.
    Director David Sandberg, who also directed Annabelle: Creation (2017), included the doll in the bottom left corner of the screen during the pawn shop scene.
  • 1 - Books in the "Animorphs" series can be seen on Freddy's shelf. Animorphs follows 6 children who can transform to any animal they touch.
    Books in the "Animorphs" series can be seen on Freddy's shelf. Animorphs follows 6 children who can transform to any animal they touch.
  • 1 - The Eye is reflected in Thad's glasses in the place he eventually 'wears it'
    The Eye is reflected in Thad's glasses in the place he eventually 'wears it'

Hidden Details

1 - During the scene where Freddy is uploading the power test videos, one of the nicknames he uses for Shazam is ZAP-tain AMERICA.
During the scene where Freddy is uploading the power test videos, one of the nicknames he uses for Shazam is ZAP-tain AMERICA.
1 - Billy offers the scared girl a tiger from the balloon pop game. The same prize he wanted as a kid before he was scared and got lost from his own mom.
Billy offers the scared girl a tiger from the balloon pop game. The same prize he wanted as a kid before he was scared and got lost from his own mom.
1 - Billy has a tiger on his backpack which is a reference to an earlier flashback where he wanted his mom to win him a tiger.
Billy has a tiger on his backpack which is a reference to an earlier flashback where he wanted his mom to win him a tiger.

It shows which eye Thaddeus Sivana replaces with the magic eye of the Seven Deadly Sins.

1 - The Anabelle doll can be seen in the shop
The Anabelle doll can be seen in the shop

There's a security guard named "Moran." This might be a reference to Michael Moran, the alias of the superhero Marvelman (later named Miracleman) who is essentially a rip-off of Captain Marvel / Shazam with nearly identical powers and having a magical word to transform.

1 - They credit one attractive woman and one just as a woman.
They credit one attractive woman and one just as a woman.
1 - Darla has a clearly defined arc. Early on we see her being the slowest of the foster kids, which is, of course, the setup to the payoff of her getting superspeed powers later on.
Darla has a clearly defined arc. Early on we see her being the slowest of the foster kids, which is, of course, the setup to the payoff of her getting superspeed powers later on.
Shazam poster
Shazam poster

Shazam Plot: A father teaches his son about the harsh realities of being a black man in a new and inventive way.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Shazam, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Shazam and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Short, Family
Director Royston Innes
Main Actors Roman Dior Degeddingseze, Christopher Mychael Watson
IMDB score 8.2