Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Shazam! Trailer

DC continues its extended universe of movies, rolling out two new trailers recently including this one for a definite light-hearted and whimsical take on the character of Shazam. It follows the story of teen orphan Billy Batson who gains amazing super powers after an encounter with the ancient wizard Shazam. He transforms into an adult version of himself and can use his powers by bringing down the lightning and uttering the words "Shazam!". It's worth noting that the character was originally called Captain Marvel but some legal wrangling solved that conflict and as we all know, Marvel movies have grand future plans for their Captain Marvel character.

I'm really feeling this except for the costume. My reaction was immediate and negative with flashbacks to The Greatest American Hero from the 80's. I promise I do not suffer from DC Derangement Syndrome and (how shall I put it) am not Mystified by All Things Marvel. It was my honest first reaction. I'm not a nitpicking buzz-kill that would let something like that ruin a fun movie though; so we shall see how this works out as we discover more about Shazam!.

Shazam! starring Zachary Levu, Jack Dylan Grazer and Asher Angel will strike theaters in April 2019.