Check the brooding, growling, and glaring at the door to "Shazam!"
The upcoming new entry to the DC Extended Universe will be bringing more, much needed lightness, following in the tonal footsteps of "Wonder Woman" and "Aquaman."
"It's 'Superman' meets 'Big,'" star Zachary Levi told Entertainment Weekly.
The titular superhero starts off as ordinary 14-year-old Billy Batson, who can transform into an adult with super powers by saying "Shazam!"
"From my perspective, 'Shazam!' represents the next step in the evolution of the DC brand,” producer Peter Safran explained. “You had 'Wonder Woman,' then 'Aquaman' [opening Dec. 21] is another big step, then comes 'Shazam!' — all different movies, but all have a unique tone that moves away from the darkness of the prior DC movies.”
EW also unveiled a new image from the movie. Certainly, the pic featuring the superhero and friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) projects a sense of wonder and fun.
“It’s complete wish-fulfillment — if you scour all of DC and Marvel there are very few characters that are actually stoked to be a superhero,” Levi added.
"They’re not brooding, they’re not put out, like ‘Oh dammit, I gotta save the world again!’ Billy Batson is like Peter Parker, they’re thrilled to have these powers and can’t wait to try them out.”
"Shazam!" opens in theaters April 5, 2019.
We all have a superhero inside of us -- it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson's case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do -- have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he'll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam's magical abilities. Read More