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Warner Brothers: “SHAZAM” Official Teaser Trailer: SDCC 2018

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While the film might follow the actions seen in the upcoming “Aquaman” film, today during the Comic Con International: San Diego we got the first teaser trailer from Warner Brothers Pictures “SHAZAM”. The film continues the expansion of the DC Extended Universe so let’s take a look down below.

The Synopsis:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, 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 (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters:
Asher Angel and Zachary Levi as Billy Batson/Shazam
Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana
Djimon Hounsou as Shazam
Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield
Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman
Ian Chen as Eugene Choi
Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña
Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley
Cooper Andrews as Victor Vázquez
Marta Milans as Rosa Vázquez
Lotta Losten and Ross Butler have been cast in undisclosed roles

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Most of our readers know that I seldom offer up thoughts on the teaser trailers since there isn’t much to discuss in them but this one, while labelled “teaser”, felt more like a full-on first official trailer to me so I will speak. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of it because there was a lot of humor that we all know the DCEU is not known for at all. “Man Of Steel” was grim, “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” was grim, “Wonder Woman was sorta grim. “Justice League” had too much humor which didn’t work at all and from the looks of it “Aquaman” might have a comedic line or three. This one seemed to follow along the lines of what we got in the Sony/Marvel Studios collaboration of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” since the cast is youthful. I didn’t hate this clip but since I wasn’t used to the style with it being part of the DCEU I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I also don’t recall SHAZAM (who’s real name in the comics is Captain Marvel) keeping the mindset of the young secret identity. They might have changed this in The New 52 and let it carry over when they revamped the comics universe. I will still end up seeing this but we have a long way to go before this comes out. What do you readers think about this teaser clip? Chime in down below in the comments section.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam!_(film)

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