Shazam! is the next major superhero blockbuster to hit theaters, with the DC film set to be released in less than a month. For some fans, though, they'll get the chance to see it even sooner than that.
Warner Bros. and Fandango have agreed to a deal that will bring the advance screening of Shazam! to 1,200 screens on March 23. Tickets can already be purchased, but are currently only available for Fandango VIP members.
This isn't the first time Fandango has worked with a movie studio to set up special preview screenings. Dreamworks partnered with the ticketing service to screen How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World three weeks before it was fully released on Feb. 22, earning the film $2.5 million from the preview day alone. More than anything, it drummed up excitement for the film, which has gone on to be the most successful chapter in the franchise.
Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution Jeff Goldstein released a statement, saying, "Fandango is a terrific partner and we’re excited to work with them to bring this film to their VIP members ahead of release. Shazam! is not only a great superhero action movie, but a really funny one, full of heart and charm, and we look forward to Fandango audiences being among the very first to experience it on the big screen.”
Arriving April 5 nationwide, director David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as the ancient wizard Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez.