Shazam! is less than two months away and this promo reveals why fans should be hyped for Zachary Levi’s new DCEU hero.
In about two months, fans will be introduced to Zachary Levi’s Shazam, who will headline the latest DCEU film to hit theaters following James Wan’s 2018 box office smash hit Aquaman. Shazam! will presumably feature less underwater battles but it will still remain in the fantasy genre, with Billy Batson (Angel Asher) turning into Zachary Levi’s loveable hero when he yells out the titular phrase.
New footage has surfaced online from Shazam! via DC’s Japanese Twitter account, giving fans a couple of new scenes ftheheir upcoming film. See the fantastic international trailer for Warner Bros. and DC’s latest addition to the DC Extended Universe in the post below.
— DC公式 (@dc_jp) February 7, 2019
The new footage showcases some of Shazam’s cool abilities, from flight to super-strength and the ability to survive a gun shot. This movie seems to be touching on what it would be like for a teenager in this film’s infamously dark universe to receive the powers of his favorite superheroes.
This is the aspect that really makes Shazam! attractive to many fans, especially the young ones, as seen in Zachary Levi’s childlike performance in the promotional material. The actor seems to bring a sense of magic, no pun intended, to the role of Shazam! and judging by his younger counterpart Billy, the childhood fun is going to glow through the screen.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Shazam! as soon as more information becomes available. What’s your opinion on the new footage? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (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 (Strong).
The film will hit theaters this year on April 5, 2019.
Here’s What We Learned On The Set Of DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Movie
Shazam! I’m writing that because I’ve had to use all the powers of an ancient Egyptian wizard to contain my excitement and prevent me from telling you the things I’m about to tell you at this moment. Back in April, I got the invitation of a lifetime. Warner Brothers, New Line and DC began sending out invitations to the set of the Shazam! movie.
I was lucky enough to be one of the few journalists invited to the set of Shazam! and I have to say I saw some pretty fantastical things. This was Heroic Hollywood’s second set visit and my first time ever visiting a movie set, so as a movie fan, I was excited, and as a DC Comics fan, I was screaming internally.
This was my first time visiting Toronto and it came with such a cool stipulation. The other journalists and I arrived in Toronto on Wednesday, April 17, 2018. We got to enjoy the beautiful city on our first night there and then on Thursday morning, we were up bright and early to visit the set of the film.
It was cold day in Toronto and me and a bunch of other journalists made our way to Pinewood Studios to visit the set of the Shazam! movie. We were directed into this office where they showed us this terrific sizzle reel and told us almost everything about the movie. Now that the embargo has officially lifted, I can finally tell you almost everything we learned on set of Shazam.
There’s a bunch of cool things about Shazam! that you guys have yet to discover and I’m excited to dissect it for you in the following slideshow. Hit next as I reveal almost everything about my Heroic mission to the Shazam! set.