DC's Shazam Fights Evil And Buys Beer In Hilarious New Trailer
"I'd like to purchase some of your finest beer please!"
The DC smash Aquaman is still making serious money in theaters, but the studio's next movie will be with us soon. Shazam! is released in April, and will be a more comedic superhero adventure than most of DC's previous movies. A new teaser containing new footage has now been released.
It starts off like many other superhero trailers. Young Billy Batson given incredible powers that transforms him into a full-size adult superhero, enabling him to fight the evil Doctor Sivana. But it quickly changes tone and emphasizes the movie's more humorous aspects, with Shazam attempting to buy beer and purchase a superhero lair from a realtor. Check the trailer out above.
Shazam stars Thor actor Zachary Levi in the title role, with Asher Angel as Billy and Mark Strong as Sivana. It's directed by David F. Sandberg and hits theaters on April 5. For more check out, everything we know about Shazam! so far.
A big part of the movie is Shazam's distinctive illuminated costume, and in a recent interview, costume designer Leah Butler revealed that the suit came with an extremely high price tag. "Each suit costs, oh boy, upwards of a million? We have ten suits," she said, via SyFy. "There is actually a battery in the back--we luckily had a cape to cover it all up or I don't know where we would have put all that stuff--and it is remotely lit through a switchboard operator. There is wiring throughout the costume. It's a 26-volt AA rechargeable battery. It lasts about two hours at full charge.
"It took 16 weeks to build the costume. We had to scan Zach's body and start building the costume even before he started his very strict regime--his diet and working out."
Shazam! is one of two DC movies arriving in 2019. The Joker prequel movie is released in October, and recently finished production. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime, and will reportedly be unconnected to the other movies in the DC universe.
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