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Aquaman dominated the box office last December, but this April will see the arrival of a new superhero with DCEU’s Shazam!. A new trailer was expected to drop this coming Tuesday, and WB has released a short teaser filled with some great shots.
For one, we get a lot more of Dr. Sivana in this trailer, and we see how he clashes with Shazam in the film. Hopefully this time around, there won’t be as much collateral damage as Man of Steel. We also have one short shot of Sivana as a child walking into the lair of the Wizard and we get a glimpse of the statues of the Seven Deadly Sins. Rumor has it that they’ll be coming to life in the movie as well.
Besides all that, the real selling point of Shazam! is the humor, and we get a lot more jokes from Zachary Levi. We have Billy Batson attempting to purchase beer as an adult, and we have him seemingly demonstrating his powers for money. There’s also this fun bit in the end with Freddy where they’re trying to get a real-estate agent to find a secret lair for them.
Shazam! is actually the lowest-budgeted DCEU film so far costing under $100 million to make; it’s probably because Shazam/Captain Marvel is one of the more obscure heroes in the DC roster. At least the movie doesn’t need to perform too well to make a profit. If any case, the trailers have been amazing, and I can’t wait for a full one within the week.
Shazam! hits theaters April 5.