Shazam! Teaser Trailer Released!
We officially got our first look at the new Shazam movie today at San Diego Comic Con. Shazam is the first DC character to be released that is separate from the Justice League. Zachary Levi will dawn the red tights and lightning bolt as Shazam. Levi is not new to superhero genre, he played the character Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Rangnarok. It appears Levi is bringing some much needed levity to the DC universe.
The basic plot of Shazam follows Asher Angel’s character, Billy Batson, a regular teenager who is bestowed with a superpower when a powerful wizard gives him the ability to transform into an adult superhero with a bolt of lightning emblazoned across his chest when he shouts the word “Shazam.”
This trailer indicates this superhero movie is going to be a strong departure from DC's previous dark and gritty movies. Based on those previous outings, I cannot blame them for this shift. My initial impression of this movie is that it is a cross between Tom Hanks' Big and Marvel's Ant Man. Will Shazam finally get superhero fans excited about DC movies? Time will tell.
Shazam! is set to be released on April 19th, 2019.