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Chinese ‘Shazam!’ Trailer Reveals New Footage

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While the newly released Avengers: Endgame trailer is sure to eat up all the attention today, the ever-intrepid Shazam! has a fresh one available as well that debuted yesterday in China, one that comes loaded with new clips of everyone’s favorite adult superhero with a teenager’s mind.  More of Mark Strong’s big bad Doctor Sivana can be seen/heard, the jokes are on point and…is that John Williams I hear near the end?  Somehow an improvement on the excellent trailer seen last week, Shazam! still looks like an exciting, delightful ride, another showcase of how DC has at long last righted the ship and pointing directly towards a very bright future for the studio.

Check out the trailer below:

Also read: New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Screenshots Revealed

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Grace Fulton as Mary Marvel, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freedman, Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans as Victor and Rosa Vasquez, Faithe Herman as Darla, Ian Chen as Eugene, Jovan Armand as Pedro, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. Check out the synopsis below:

“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.  In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.  Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!  Can he fly?  Does he have X-ray vision?  Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?  Can he skip his social studies test?  Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child.  But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Shazam! makes his debut on April 5th, though Fandango is currently offering the opportunity to see the film early on March 23rd.

Written by Brian Farvour

Brian has been writing for much of his life, having taken his childhood of conjuring up bad ideas for movies into an adulthood of online writing, which includes his web site Back To The Features, co-founded by fellow FandomWire contributor Mike DeAngelo, and movie news on sites like The Punk Effect. His film interests include sci-fi, the superhero genre, J. J. Abrams' Mystery Box and any movie that gives him a good cry. In addition, Brian’s also a professional musician, recruiter, and harbors an immense dislike of Marshmallow Peeps.

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