San Diego Comic-Con was over the weekend, which means that today we have a whole wizard train of trailers to catch up on. It being a wizard train and all, I guess we should start with Shazam!, which gives the beloved Billy Batson aka (but probably not in this movie) Captain Marvel this big screen treatment he richly deserves.
In case you’re not familiar with the Shazam! comics, Billy Batson is a boy who gets the ability to turn into a superhero from a friendly wizard named Shazam. All he has to do is say the wizard’s name, and he gets struck by a lightning bolt that transforms him into the Big Red Cheese, with the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage (but not the heel) of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. Here’s the official teaser trailer for the film:
Shazam! is slated to zap theaters in April of next year.