Shazam! director David F. Sandberg has taken to social media to share his excitement for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, where the first trailer for Shazam! will premiere.
Now that the dust has long settled on Justice League, fans are in high anticipation for the upcoming DC film slate. Audiences still have to wait six months before Aquaman hits theaters and Shazam! doesn’t arrive until the following April.
If you’re in high anticipation for the DC films then don’t worry because the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con this July will feature the premiere of the trailers for both Aquaman and Shazam!, with hopefully many more surprises in store. It isn’t just fans who are excited, though, as Shazam! director David F. Sandberg can’t contain his excitement for the event. Check out Sandberg’s tweet about Comic-Con below.
Me right now pic.twitter.com/7YVG3W72cQ
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) June 22, 2018
Sandberg may be known for his horror films but if you’ve been following his Twitter feed then you know that he’s a very humorous guy. This plus his excitement to premiere the footage should be enough to get audiences’ faith in the upcoming DC film slate restored, even after previous stumbles.
Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana. Here’s the official synopsis:
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), 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 (Strong).”
Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019.
10 Young Actors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck As Batman
After suiting up three times, rumors are suggesting that Ben Affleck will not play Batman in Matt Reeve’s upcoming solo film. Apparently, Reeve’s script focuses on a younger Batman instead of following a Caped Crusader who is already well-established into his crime-fighting career. Hopefully, whatever story Reeves has cooking up is worth the recast and will showcase this younger Batman kicking butt on a scale movie-goers have yet to see.
To replace Ben Affleck, DC is pivoting to a younger actor who could potentially be a part of the cinematic universe for years to come. Batman is likely the publisher’s most popular character, so they need to choose an actor who could be an imposing presence on their larger film library moving forward. Ben Affleck’s version of the character is certainly enjoyable, and the warehouse fight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is likely Batman’s coolest battle on the big screen, but DC needs a younger, more lively Batman if they want their films to match Marvel Studios.
Hit Next to discover 10 young actors who could replace Ben Affleck as Batman!