The new trailer for Shazam is here. The latest DC release is a more comedic superhero adventure than many of the studio’s movies. It stars Zachary Levi in the title role and hits theaters in April.
Like the previous trailers it shows teenage Billy Batson gaining incredible powers that transforms him into a full-size adult superhero. We see him learning how to use his new abilities with his pal Freddy, and then facing the evil Doctor Sivana. Although the movie is clearly packed with action and wild VFX, it doesn’t look like it takes itself very seriously. Check it out above.
Shazam also stars Asher Angel as Billy, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy, and Mark Strong as Sivana. It’s directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) and hits theaters on April 5. For more check out everything we know about Shazam! so far.
A big part of the movie is Shazam’s distinctive illuminated costume, and in a recent interview, costume designer Leah Butler revealed that the suit came with an extremely high price tag. “Each suit costs, oh boy, upwards of a million? We have ten suits,” she said, via SyFy. “There is actually a battery in the back–we luckily had a cape to cover it all up or I don’t know where we would have put all that stuff–and it is remotely lit through a switchboard operator. There is wiring throughout the costume. It’s a 26-volt AA rechargeable battery. It lasts about two hours at full charge.
“It took 16 weeks to build the costume. We had to scan Zach’s body and start building the costume even before he started his very strict regime–his diet and working out.”
Shazam! is one of two DC movies arriving in 2019. The Joker prequel movie releases in October and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. Beyond that, Suicide Squad spin-off Birds of Prey arrives in February 2020, with Wonder Woman 1984 releasing in July next year. Dates have also been announced for The Batman (June 2021), the James Gunn-written Suicide Squad reboot (August 2021), and Aquaman 2 (December 2022).