At long last, here we are, with only about a month to go before DC unveils their next theatrical outing following the runaway success of Aquaman, a new trailer has finally materialized for Shazam!.
Check out the latest trailer below:
One could argue that Shazam!’s marketing has been…flawed, to say the least. Following a well-received preview that debuted during the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, little has been seen in the way of promotional material outside of a smattering of publicity photos and one or two TV spots, all of which having utilized that earwormy “Humble” remix and all showcasing a bright, comical outing that’s decidedly more akin to Big than most of DC’s darker efforts pre-Aquaman. A new trailer has been rumored since Aquaman’s release this past December, with every possible drop date coming and going despite near-confirmations from stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and producer Peter Safran, and even with a description of said trailer appearing in early January. Now that we’ve finally been gifted this extended look, I, for one, haven’t been this excited for anything connected to the DCEU since Man of Steel, and the charisma of Levi in the title role mixed with David F. Sandberg’s directorial flair seem to have created a world at which one can’t help but smile.
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! flies into theaters on April 5, 2019.