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Shazam's First Trailer Brings the Magic Touch to SDCC

Shazam's First Trailer Brings the Magic Touch to SDCC

Now DC is taking it to the big screen.

When a child in the audience asked Levi what it's like to "play a superhero who's so childish", Levi had the ideal response, saying, "There are very few characters who are honestly super-stoked to have powers and the responsibility that comes with those powers". With San Diego Comic-Con upon us, we'll review what's been announced and share some thoughts on what we hope to see at SDCC.

As we see in the trailer, young orphan Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is placed in a new foster home, where he meets his new best friend, the disabled Freddy Freeman (IT's Jack Dylan Grazer).

In contrast to the gloom and doom of the Batman and Superman movies, or even the seriousness of Wonder Woman, Shazam! looks light and amusing.

This is not your older brother's DC Extended Universe tone.

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"I got to be a genuine part of myself", said Levi.

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Moments ago we were finally given our first glimpse at actor Zachary Levi bringing the World's Mightiest Mortal to life in next year's Shazam!

The footage was received very well by the audience in Hall H and in general came across as light-hearted and actually takes the piss about superhero tropes a bit too.

The new trailer shows the journey of foster child Billy Batson, the teenage boy who is able to transform into the titular adult superhero, Shazam, which will be portrayed by Levi. Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?

"Shazam!" also stars Mark Strong as the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, one of Shazam's major archenemies, a brilliant-yet-selfish scientist who seeks to use his newfound telekinetic powers to enrich and empower himself as well as Djimon Hounsou, who plays the ancient wizard also named Shazam who gives Batson his powers.

Also starring Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, and Marta Milans, Shazam! opens in theaters on April 5, 2019.


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