Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Shazam! Trailer Arrives Taking the DC Universe in a Wild New Direction

Lora Ball | 22 July, 2018, 00:22

This movie looks charming and sort of old-fashioned compared to most DC Comics superhero movies, to which it is slightly connected.

Zachary Levi, (Chuck), stars as the superhero version of Shazam, who is literally a boy inside a man's body. With San Diego Comic-Con upon us, we'll review what's been announced and share some thoughts on what we hope to see at SDCC. The trailer narratively follows the origin of the orphaned Billy Batson as he takes shelter in a foster home and acquires the powers of the Wizard, Shazam!

The movie is directed by David S. Sandberg who made Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation but rather than dark horror the footage made Shazam! look like a really light, fun, amusing and family friendly comicbook movie.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke. This movie looks like it puts fun first and foremost.

However, before Levi ultimately won the role of the legendary DC Comics character, director David F. Sandberg revealed that the casting for Billy Batson's (Asher Angel) mighty alter ego was no easy task. Sandberg says over 100 actors went out for the part but, "When I saw his first tape, it was just ideal".

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Moments ago we were finally given our first glimpse at actor Zachary Levi bringing the World's Mightiest Mortal to life in next year's Shazam!

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.

The new trailer shows the journey of foster child Billy Batson, the teenage boy who is able to transform into the titular adult superhero, Shazam, which will be portrayed by Levi. Can he skip his social studies test?

Shazam! opens in cinemas on 5 April. "But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong)".

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