During Warner Bros.’s panel at San Diego Comic we finally received our first look at Shazam! which sees the big screen debut of the legendary DC and Fawcett Comics superhero. The anticipation for our first glimpse has had countless fans flock to social media to share their thoughts on the upcoming film.
While Warner Bros.have been met with some skepticism towards their films based around their DC Comics properties as of late, it seems like the general reaction towards what we’ve seen thus far from Shazam! has been met with praise. The footage that debut has left fans commending the film for embracing the source material’s magical and classic elements while exemplifying its comedic and lighthearted tone.
You can check out some of the reactions below!
— Michael Mistroff (@mmistroff) July 21, 2018
You guys know I’ve been waiting to see the first Shazam! trailer and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!! #DavidFSandberg has perfectly captured the Tom Hanks #Big vibe with #BillyBatson and #Shazam . It even referenced #Batman and #Superman ! Earth’s Mightiest Mortal is here!! #DC #SDCC
— John Steven Rocha (@TheRochaSays) July 21, 2018
— 🇬🇷 says #ReleaseTheSnyderCut (@greekdude77) July 21, 2018
Tone: Charming and innocent.
Visual style: edgy and real.
— Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) July 21, 2018
— Robert Garcia (@RobertGarciaLB) July 21, 2018
#Shazam looks incredible!!! They're going all in with the "BIG WITH SUPERPOWERS" selling point and it shows. Love the DCEU callbacks as well.
— Sausage Sensation 3: MILF Ball Drainer (@_Rene_V) July 21, 2018
#Shazam looks GREAT, like seriously. I didn’t think it’d actually be actively anticipating it but here we are. Love the tie-ins to previous films
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) July 21, 2018
— Shawn Madden (@shawnxmadden) July 21, 2018
Making #Shazam the comedy movie of DC is genius. It’s a group of kids who turn into superhero adults, but are still kids on the inside. So having all the jokes makes complete sense
— Funnel Ferry Butter Bar (@ItsDavery) July 11, 2018
— Danny Shepherd (@DannyLaShep) July 21, 2018
What did you think of the first footage of Shazam!? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Disney star Asher Angel has been cast as the young Billy Batson, with Zachary Levi playing the titular superhero. Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman are also on board, with Mark Strong as the villainous Doctor Sivana, a frequent foe of Shazam who first appeared opposite the superhero in the pages of Whiz Comics back in 1940.
Directed by David F. Sandberg from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019. Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
10 Things To Expect From San Diego Comic-Con 2018
It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 exciting things you should expect to see at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!