Warner Bros. Pictures released a short new trailer for the latest DC Films title Shazam! last night. Or maybe it’s a long TV spot. They don’t really specify what exactly it is.
The new preview is longer than the usual 15 to 30-second TV spot at just under a minute in length, but shorter than most trailers. But this is Shazam! we’re talking about. The teaser trailer we saw back in July was longer than most official trailers at nearly three minutes. So this one is doing its own thing at this point, and we’re just along for the ride.
You can find the video below along with a synopsis.
David F. Sandberg (â€œAnnabelle: Creationâ€) directs New Line Cinemaâ€™s â€œShazam!,â€ the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TVâ€™s â€œChuckâ€) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong (the â€œKingsmanâ€ movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and Asher Angel (TVâ€™s â€œAndi Mackâ€) as Billy Batson. Peter Safran (â€œAquaman,â€ â€œThe Conjuringâ€ and â€œAnnabelleâ€ films) serves as the filmâ€™s producer.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batsonâ€™s (Angel) case, by shouting out one wordâ€”SHAZAM!â€”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 heartâ€”inside a ripped, godlike bodyâ€”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 heâ€™ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
â€œShazam!â€ also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (â€œITâ€) as Billyâ€™s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, and Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (â€œBlood Diamondâ€) as the Wizard. The cast also includes Faithe Herman (TVâ€™s â€œThis is Usâ€), Grace Fulton (â€œAnnabelle: Creationâ€), Ian Chen (TVâ€™s â€œFresh Off the Boatâ€), Jovan Armand (TVâ€™s â€œHawaii Five-0â€), Marta Milans (TVâ€™s â€œKiller Womenâ€) and Cooper Andrews (TVâ€™s â€œThe Walking Deadâ€).
Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Richard Brener and Dave Neustadter serve as executive producers.
Shazam! is set to be released in theaters on April 5th.