I previously wrote about the first trailer, but I have such high hopes for this. First time I’ve had high hopes for a DC movie in a very, very, very, very long time.
Zachary Levi, better known as Chuck, jumped back into my life late last year with season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and come April fifth, he will return as Shazam!.
Heart, action, humour, and plot. These four things have been difficult for DC to find balance between. These trailers seem to capture the first three very well. Only time (and actually seeing the film) will tell if Mark Strong is a meaningful villain with motive lending itself to the plot.
The first time I had any experience with Shazam was from Geoff Johns Justic League comic during DC’s New 52 with art by Gary Frank. It was fantastic and this seems to be taking a lot of story beats from that run1.
unless Geoff was just repeating beats from previous Shazam stories.↩︎