I Hope Shazam Will Make DC To Lighten Up
You’ve guessed it. The first official teaser trailer for Shazam was officially released at Comic Con this past weekend.
Starring Asher Angel and Zachary Levi in the role of Billy Batson / Captain Marvel, the DC superhero movie is the seventh installment in the Worlds of DC shared film universe. Shazam is directed by the Swedish director David F. Sandberg, and it also has Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton and Ian Chen in the extended cast.
April 25 2019 is the set release date for Shazam, and I can’t hardly wait, actually. Why? Because I thinks it’s a sign of improvement. A step in the right direction. The trailer for Shazam was the second trailer that DC released in one day. The first one was for the long awaited Aquaman and the second one was Shazam, but it was the latter one that holds much promise.
Because it will hopefully show the lighter sight of making a decent comic book adaptation. Something that Marvel has mastered about a decade ago and since has made it so efficient that it’s actually insane.
And if you take a look at the comment section of the Youtube trailer for Shazam you’ll notice the same thing. The fans taking notice of the humor, the slapstick and the feeling that DC has finally loosen up. DC is hopefully not taking itself so seriously with dark a gloomy movies (anymore), and instead is making a comedy movie that happens to have a super-hero main character.
Bleed? I don’t even know how to pee in this thing, says Billy in one scene of the trailer and it reminded me of another great trailer i swear i’ve seen before. The Trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. I just instantly knew that the movie will be greet based on the trailer, and hopefully I’ll be right once again.
Zachary Levi is a great choice for the role of Billy Batson, and as I watched the trailer, it also reminded me of Deadpool. Great humor, the lighter tone within the movie, the amazing character and bad ass jokes (hopefully) will contribute to restoring the faith among the fans. Jake McDorman, Parker Young, Joshua Sasse, Derek Theler, and John Cena were the front runners for Shazam before the part went to Zachary Levi and this will be Mark Strong’s fourth comic-book feature after working on Kick-Ass (2010), Green Lantern (2011) and the Kingsman films.
I truly hope Shazam lightens the mood in the DC Cinematic universe. The addition of Barry Allen in Justice League wasn’t enough, and frankly I think Billy Batson is the key man for this new direction.
A much needed lighter direction.