DC Does Comedy In First SHAZAM! Trailer (VIDEO)

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 StrongGrace FultonFaithe HermanIan Chen, Jovan Armand, and Djimon HounsouSHAZAM! opens next spring on April 5th, 2019.

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