While Shazam! is still a few months away, the latest installment in the DC Universe is gearing up for more promotion. On Sunday, a new teaser trailer debuted showing us a bit more of what to expect. And really, it looks like we’re in for a fun time!
Billy Batson (Asher Angel) has been chosen to receive an ancient wizard’s powers – all he has to do is say his name. And that he does… as he’s jumping off a skyscraper! Lucky for us, it seems he has a better handle on his powers compared to the debut trailer. He’s able to fly around in his superhero form (played by Zachary Levi), saving buses from falling off freeways and ordering “the finest beer.” And while he may be going to realtors’ to find a sweet “lair” overlooking some water, it’s not all fun. He’s earned himself an enemy who can fly and use some super strength punches.
This movie looks really, really promising. All of the footage of Levi as the superhero has me grinning without realizing it. He just looks like he’s having the time of his life – which for Billy Batson, he would be! There was only one part of this teaser that has me worried. Super battles in the sky…in a city. Yes, I’m having Man of Steel flashbacks. Please no cataclysmic battles in a city where people will be hurt! But I trust David F. Sandberg because everything we’ve been shown looks great. You’ll have to check out the teaser below and let us know what you think!
Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg with screenplay by Henry Gayden. Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans.
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! bursts into theaters on April 5th, 2019.
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