UPDATE: David F. Sandberg took to Reddit to deny that the trailer is brand new, saying it’s a shorter recut of the existing first look from SDCC.
To note, a 2:25 ‘Trailer 1‘ theatrical cutdown of the July first trailer was already sent out to cinemas in July following the debut at the convention. Based on previous reporting, the studio rarely sends multiple recuts of trailers for classification and domestic release in the U.S./Canada, especially months apart, unlike international markets such as the UK. All signs were pointing to this being a brand new look, so only time will tell as to how this pans out in the end.
Out of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC Films, we certainly expected to get a new trailer for December’s Aquaman before getting any further looks at 2019’s films. However, seems like that is changing ever so slightly, as a brand new trailer for David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! has been rated tonight by Alberta Film Ratings ahead of an online release soon. As with all these major trailer drops we have been reporting on, we anticipate this to play on the big screen with Venom early next month, so expect this (and, surely, a new Aquaman look) to be released sometime in the next few weeks! We will be sure to update when more info comes in.
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 Super Hero 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 Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman and Djimon Hounsou, the film is released April 5 in the UK and the United States.