Okay, this looks waaaaay better than I was expecting.
Proving to be more than DC’s comic alternative to Marvel’s Ant-Man, this first trailer for SHAZAM! showcases a smart origin story with character-driven comedy (and not just set-up/punchline jokes).
Sort of a Superman-meets-Big conceit, Zachary Levi stars as the adult version of the title character. He begins as a 14-year-old teenager played by Asher Angel who is granted superhero powers after a selfless act of heroism. Jack Dylan Grazer, a breakout teen actor from last fall’s IT, co-stars as his best friend.
Directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) and also starring Mark Strong, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, and Djimon Hounsou, SHAZAM! opens next spring on April 5th, 2019.