‘Shazam!’ trailer debuts at San Diego Comic-Con

Released the first trailer for “Shazam!” at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

“Shazam!” could provide the comic relief the shared-universe has been looking for.

The main character is Billy Batson, a 14-year-old kid portrayed by Asher Angel.

An ancient wizard grants him magical powers that are activated when Batson shouts “SHAZAM!”.

His powers transform Batson from a kid into an adult superhero with a godlike physique.

The adult version of Batson is played by Zachary Levi.

Dijmon Hounsou portrays the ancient wizard that grants Batson his abilities.


Ron Cephas Jones reportedly in talks to play The Wizard in DC's Shazam!

Ron Cephas Jones reportedly in talks to play The Wizard in DC’s Shazam!

The Wizard is the mysterious and all-powerful figure who grants a young Billy Batson the ability to transform into the adult-sized superhero, Captain Marvel.

S The wisdom of Solomon;H The strength of Hercules;A The stamina of Atlas;Z The power of Zeus;A The courage of Achilles;M The speed of Mercury.

Ah, but there’s more to SHAZAM! than just Billy Batson.

Also set to appear in the upcoming superhero adventure are the other member of the Marvel family, with Grace Fulton stepping out as Mary Bromfield a.k.a. Mary Marvel; Jack Dylan Grazer acting as Freddy Freeman a.k.a. Captain Marvel Jr. and Ian Chen and Jovan Armand completing Billy’s additional foster family as Eugene Choi and Pedro Peña, respectively.

Mark Strong has recently confirmed that he’ll be fulfilling the role of Dr. Sivana, the film’s lead villain.

After some recent rescheduling, SHAZAM! is now expected to arrive in theaters on April 5, 2019.

Here's What Ron Cephas Jones Could Look Like As The Wizard In Comics' 'Shazam!'

Here’s What Ron Cephas Jones Could Look Like As The Wizard In Comics’ ‘Shazam!’

Artist datrinti has rendered This is Us star Ron Cephas Jones as the Wizard in Shazam!

For the Wizard, who grants teen Billy Batson the magical ability to become the superpowered adult known as Shazam.

The Wizard ultimately passes on the power of Shazam to wayward street kid Billy Batson, granting him the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.

“I mean, that’s what Shazam is. Billy Batson who’s 13 gets this magical power, he says ‘Shazam,’ he becomes Captain Marvel Shazam – long story, we’ll get into that later – and then he becomes me,” Levi explained.

Levi further compared the upcoming superhero flick to Marvel Studios’ tentpole Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, describing Shazam! as “Fun and jovial.”

“[Guardians] brought so much heart and humor and, yeah, I think it was kind of like this dark horse that took everybody by storm, and I think Shazam kind of has the possibility to do that,” Levi said.

“Because Shazam’s not, for all intents and purposes, not Supes, it’s not Batman, it’s not Wonder Woman – it’s not what most of the people [expect.]”. Shazam! opens April 5, 2019.

Shazam Synopsis Revealed, John Cena Eyed for Lead Role?

Shazam Synopsis Revealed, John Cena Eyed for Lead Role?

Shazam is the next DCEU movie heading into production, with pre-production just now getting underway.

The question remains, who is going to play the titular superhero? A couple of reported frontrunners have emerged in the form of John Cena and Joshua Sasse.

That Hashtag Show is reporting that John Cena and Joshua Sasse are “Tentatively” the frontrunners for the role of Shazam.

One actor will portray the young Billy Batson and the other, perhaps either Cena or Sasse, will portray the heroic Shazam, whom Batson transforms into when uttering the movie’s title.

Here’s the synopsis as reported by That Hashtag Show.”Based on the DC Comics character Shazam! Billy Batson becomes Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal, when he says the magic word ‘Shazam!’ The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes. The wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury.”

John Cena, the wrestler turned actor, has been on the rise with roles in movies like Trainwreck and Sisters, but he has yet to prove he can lead a major production.

Depending on who is cast as Billy Batson, that could have a serious influence on who lands the role of Shazam.

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‘Shazam!’ trailer debuts at San Diego Comic-Con
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Here’s What Ron Cephas Jones Could Look Like As The Wizard In Comics’ ‘Shazam!’
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