After seeing the trailer for the DC Universe’s upcoming Titans, I was fairly certain that dark and brooding is all that they know how to do. That is, until the trailer for Shazam! dropped.
In contrast to Titans, Shazam! looks to be light-hearted, funny, and most importantly, fun. While Shazam may not be a household name like Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman, the way that Zachary Levi plays the character, combined with the family-friendly tone of the film may change that.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult super hero Shazam (Zachary 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 (Mark Strong).
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019.
What do you think about the trailer? Are you excited for the movie or does it look like one that you’ll pass on?