Official Stills Reveal & EW Cover to DC's SHAZAM!
In anticipation of the trailer release at the San Diego Comic Con 2018 (July 18-22), Entertainment Weekly has since revealed a series of 'official' images/stills, along with a cover to their SDCC-issue featuring DC's upcoming super hero live action feature film; "SHAZAM!"
Directed by David Sandberg, Zachery Levi stars as the titular hero - named "Captain Marvel" in the comicbooks (yes, a direct clash with Marvel's ... I wonder how they'll gonna treat that?) - while also seen here is Disney Channel star Asher Angel as 14-year-old "Billy Batson" (Cap's alter ego - he shouts the word "Shazam!" and transforms to the "Big Red Cheese") with his handy-capable buddy "Freddy Freeman", played by Jack Dylan Grazer.
Described as "Superman" meets "Big" (a 1988 American comedy film starring Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood overnight, BUT retains his mind/memories) - looks like Billy retains his childhood "innocence/demeanor" even when he transforms into the riduculously-muscled superhero - all the while clad in a distinctly BRIGHTER color palette than the one we have seen in ZackSynder's previously released "Man of Steel", "Batman v Superman" and "Justice League" (*Which I all enjoyed - I like "variety"). Looking forward to the trailer!
"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." (Wiki)