Filming locations Guide: Where was Shazam filmed?

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Who doesn't want to be a superhero? Shazam! is the story of a kid who becomes a superhero but also he becomes an adult, ending up being super-confused and lost. The 'Champion of Eternity' movie is a funny parody of classical characters like Batman and Superman, taking place in the DC Extended Universe.

The comedy stars Zachary Levi as Shazam and the teenage boy Billy Batson is played by Asher Angel; The main cast is completed by Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy), Mark Strong (Dr. Thaddeus Sivana) and Djimon Hounsou (ancient wizard).

So, where is Fawcett City? Shazam! was filmed in and around Toronto in Canada, although the movie is set in Philadelphia. These are the spoiler-free filming locations for this anticipated blockbuster:

Fawcett City
All the establishing shots and the skyline views of the city where the adventures of Shazam take place are from Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Secondary School where Shazam set
Billy's High School exteriors were filmed at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute , located in Toronto's Greek neighbourhood.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Google Maps


Orphans' asylum institution house
The orphanage was set in the Newman Centre, in the University of Toronto.
Image courtesy of Alice Warnier - Map


Shazam shop scene location
The robbery in a convenience store was recorded in a Busy Bee Food Mart at 524 Barton St E in Hamilton.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Google Maps


Testing powers factory sequence
The kids are testing the new acquired powers in The Hearn Generating Electrical Station in Toronto's Port Lands area. Built in 1951 and decommissioned since 1983, the complex has been used to host parties, festivals and also as a filming location for several productions. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Seyemon - Google Maps


Toronto viaduct falling bus scene
Some key scenes were shot in the area around The Bentway space and Fort York National Historic Site, underneath the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Google Maps


Skull tattoo store alley
You can find this graffiti in a back alley behind the Bike Pirates shop at 1416 Queen St W in Toronto.
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Google Maps


Lieux de tournage
Some scenes were filmed in the Woodbine Mall & Fantasy Fair in Etobicoke (also in Ontario).
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures - Google Maps


Shazam drehort
The Rock of Eternity set (where Billy meets the wizard Shazam), and other sections of the movie were filmed at Pinewood Toronto Studios. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures - Google Maps

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1 comments

  1. At 1:06:09

    This is taken near Moss Park Armory at Jarvis and Shuter. I used to live in the Vu condo building behind Shazam (to the left).

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6557008,-79.3722497,3a,75y,170.04h,96.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZVDqAi1BsY7CL9uf9AKfzw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


    And then across the street closer to Sherbourne on Shuter street which also happens to the street I live on. Just to make it about me again.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6558872,-79.3713697,3a,30y,348.11h,85.98t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAl7EBqqpd0nJ0YCVQVY0FA

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