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SDCC 2018 – WATCH: Shazam! trailer released at Warners/DC panel

July 21st, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments

Captain Marvel’s a bit of an odd one, really. There’s characters from both DC and, would you believe it, Marvel bearing the name, with films for both coming up. At least Warner Bros are retitling theirs to avoid confusion.

Which brings us to Shazam! Teenager Billy Batson is given the power to transform into a fully-grown Superman-like Zachary Levi by uttering his Secret Magic Word. Fresh off the Warner Bros panel at San Diego, here’s the first official trailer:

At first this seemed a bit, well, awful if I’m honest. The whole thing came across as a bit po-faced. And then Zac Levi starts doing his Chuck thing, only with superpowers. Dare I say it, Warners are seemingly producing some great stuff at the moment. Please, don’t suck.

Also, no word if Billy will start calling himself Captain Marvel or not…

Shazam! is slated for release on 5 April 2019.

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...