During the Warner Bros panel at San Diego Comic Con today, a special trailer was unveiled for its offbeat superhero film “Shazam!,” technically part of the DC Extended Universe but seemingly tonally different from the dark and dreary movies that have come before it. The movei takes a deliberately comedic tone, and the trailer makes it seem like the eventual film will be a superhero version of the Tom Hanks movie “Big.” Color us intrigued!
The film stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a kid who can transform into superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi) by uttering his name. The cast also includes Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, and Jack Dylan Grazer and was directed by David F. Sandberg. It looks like a ton of fun.
“Shazam!” opens on April 5th, 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