A bunch of trailers dropped today at San Diego Comic Con, but none were quite as uplifting like Shazam!. With Warner Bros. actively going out of their way to promote Shazam! for the movie’s trailer debut, it turns out that this was the movie that made getting into Hall H totally and completely worth it.
If you peruse the Internet, you’ll see nothing but joy and happiness towards the Shazam! trailer, as the latest addition to the DCEU is unlike anything we’ve seen from that universe. Full of humor, childlike humor and wonder, and a general sense of awesomeness, actor Zachary Levi as Shazam is literally a match made in heaven…or in this case the Rock of Eternity.
There’s plenty to say about Shazam! and most of it will have been said by weekend’s end. Even so, the trailer offers a firm narrative to those unfamiliar with the character as it follows the orphaned Billy Batson, his finding shelter in a foster home, and then meeting the Wizard, Shazam, and being granted the powers of the aforementioned sorcerer.
Shazam! hits theaters April 5, 2019 and I couldn’t be more excited. This is the movie fans of DC Comics have been waiting for, a proud and vibrant addition to the DCEU.