Warners Bros has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette showing more footage for their upcoming DC standalone film, Shazam! In terms of tonality, the new film seems more light-hearted and colourful compared to previous DCEU films, Aquaman included.
Going for the BIG meets superhero route could also work in favour for this film by director David F. Sandberg. As the synopsis states, we all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.
In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word— Shazam! —this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (ZacharyLevi), 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 (Mark Strong).
Shazam! is set to electrify audiences this April.