Check out the SHAZAM! Official Teaser Trailer to see what looks like a fun and funny movie coming from DC in April of 2019. It seems much more like a Marvel movie along the same vein as Guardians of the Galaxy instead of a dark and gritty film like we’ve come to expect from DC.
In the movie, 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) can transform into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) just by shouting Shazam! Great fun ensues as Billy and his best friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) test out his new abilities. However, he soon needs to master his superpowers in order to fight the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation).
Watch the SHAZAM! Official Teaser Trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures:
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).
“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”). Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.