*Los Angeles, CA – We all have a superhero inside us, and the exclusive private screening and awards brunch for some of today’s community heroes, was proof of just that.
EUR’s Robin Ayers spent the day enjoying the festivities alongside journalists and some very deserving kids, screening the power-packed film, “Shazam!” starring Asher Angel, who portrays Billy Batson, a street-wise fourteen-year-old teen who encounters an enchanted wizard (Djimon Hounsou) and has magical powers bestowed upon him. At the mention of his name, “Shazam!,” the teen morphs into a more glorified version of himself, just in an adult body, played by Zachary Levi.
Though the two leads were not present at the festivities, we were joined by other members of the cast that EUR was able to sit down briefly to chat with. Marta Milans, who plays Rosa Vasquez, the foster mother of Billy Batson, along with his several of his foster siblings portrayed by Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, and Jovan Armand, each showed up with bright smiles on their faces, proud of what is sure to be a box office hit.
After the screening and brunch, which took place at Neuehouse Hollywood, the awards show began honoring several young people from Camp Fire and other organizations for making an impact on their communities in some capacity. Camp Fire empowers the youth and helps them strive to make the world a better place. These kids are a great representation of superheroes living within us all.
“Shazam!” is in theaters in North America from April 5.
Watch behind the scenes videos below.