The new international trailer for DC Film’s Shazam is loaded with new electrifying footage!
Produced by New Line Cinema, it is intended to be the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, the film is set to star Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform via the magic word “Shazam” into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi. Shazam!also features Mark Strong, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou as supporting characters. It will be the first film version of the character since the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel (the character’s original name) and will be the first full-length feature film centered around the character.
Two years after Steppenwolf‘s invasion, Billy Batson, a troubled 14-year-old orphan living in Philadelphia, is set up to move into a new foster home—his seventh—with the Vazquez family and their other five foster kids. One day, Billy gets on a subway car and finds himself transported to a different realm where an ancient wizard gives him the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero by uttering the word “Shazam!” Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must discover Billy’s new powers and how to use them to prevent the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who has powers of his own, from committing nefarious acts.
Shazam! is scheduled for release in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D on April 5, 2019. On March 13, 2019, the Chinese release date of the film was announced as April 5, 2019, day and date with the US release. Warner Bros. Pictures also anounced they were teaming up with Fandango for exclusive screenings on March 23, two weeks before release on select 1,200 theatres and 40 exhibition circuits.