SDCC 2018 – Being A Superhero is Child’s Play in the First Trailer for Shazam

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While this past week has (finally) given us our first official images of the Shazam film (despite a bunch of leaked set pics that didn’t do many favors), we weren’t sure if a trailer was coming to SDCC. Rumors and speculation swirled, but there was always the chance that if WB did bring a Shazam trailer, it may not make its way online to the rest of the world officially.

Thankfully that wasn’t the case and the first trailer for David F. Sandberg‘s take on the superhero story is here:

To be honest, I haven’t been fully sold on the Shazam movie. The set pictures didn’t do much for me, and nor did the official images. That said, seeing everything in motion has done a lot to quell my initial fears and I’m eager to see more out of this fun looking superhero flick.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word–SHAZAM!–this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart–inside a ripped, godlike body–Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Doctor Thaddeus Sivana.

Shazam hits theaters on April 5, 2019.

-Jordan

BC’s Hall H Report:

Shazam! Zack Levi is here, and already owns the stage. Jason Mamoa gave him a beer backstage. He’s excited.

We have, the first trailer for Shazam! The trailer is great. Looks so much fun, and true origin. Batman cameo with a batterang, and Superman in a news paper. The moment he “Shazams” and heads into a fight was a lot of fun.

Here comes Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Director David F. Sandberg .

This panel feels like legit kids having fun together. And I mean Levi is the biggest kid. The cast would not tell us if there are any jokes on the name change of Captain Marvel to Shazam.