The DC Extended Universe is hot off its big success with Aquaman, which has passed the $1.06 billion-dollar mark for Warner Bros. Now, given how much money that bad boy has taken in, it really does make their more lighthearted approach with Shazam! seem like a much better idea. Gone are the dark color schemes made popular by those first Snyder films, and we are left with the colorful and delightful-looking Shazam!
Though, that being said, there still looks to be at least one minor shade of Man of Steel shown off in this new teaser for the film. In it, we see Mark Strong’s Doctor Sivana going head-to-head with Shazam in a scene that looks relatively similar to what we see with Superman and Zod several years back.
Below is the official synopsis for Shazam!:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), 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 Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
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Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019!
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SOURCE: Warner Bros.