Shazam! director David F. Sandberg is keeping his film worthy of that exclamation point. He and star Zachary Levi have been busy engaging fans on social media -- kinda sorta answering questions on the film, but mostly just keeping the hype train chugging along. And they have clearly been having a blast in the process. Shazam! released a second teaser trailer about two weeks ago, after the first one came out last summer, but here's the great way Sandberg replied to a fan hoping for more footage:
They gave Shazam the Drew Barrymore Scream treatment! Not really, though. David F. Sandberg has been responding to fans who expected another trailer to drop last week. On a more serious note, he said he didn't know where that rumor came from, and he hated for fans to be disappointed, but he couldn't respond to every rumor out there. As he put it, the safest bet is to not believe anything that hasn't been officially announced.
David F. Sandberg is worth following on Twitter for his little fan polls alone. You may recall the light shade he threw at the MCU's Captain Marvel when tweeting the results of a fan poll that put Shazam! second to Avengers 4 on the list of most-anticipated superhero films for 2019 -- ahead of Captain Marvel. As he teased/reminded comic book readers, Shazam is #TheOriginalCaptainMarvel.
Zachary Levi -- who almost blew off his Shazam! audition, thinking it wouldn't go anywhere -- has also been having fun engaging with fans, and he even cried over some fan art he received during Brazil Comic Con.
Shazam! is technically connected to the DCEU, and Henry Cavill's Superman was supposed to cameo at one point, but it's mostly its own thing. It will be following the record-breaking success of Aquaman, and seems to have an even lighter tone and brighter visuals. We don't know yet how much money Shazam! will make at the box office, but hopefully it's enough to pay for all of those expensive suits.
The first Shazam! trailer came out during 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. Another trailer was shown at Brazil Comic-Con, but not all of that footage has been released to the public at this point. The second teaser aired as a TV spot earlier in January. We'll probably get more footage of some kind before the film's April release, but we don't know if that will come via an "official trailer" or quick TV spots, etc.
Keep up with our Shazam! updates and get ready to watch the film in theaters starting April 5. April is going to be a particularly big month for superhero movies, but all of 2019 is shaping up to be one for the books.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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