Fans can stop asking the director of Shazam! when a new trailer is coming. Director David F. Sandberg took to Twitter today to announce that the new trailer for the upcoming DC film will be arriving on Monday, at which point fans will no doubt start asking when the next trailer will be online before the film’s April 5th release date. I kid, I kid.
Shazam! is a tonal departure for the DCEU as the film is far more comedic in tone. It tells the story of a 14-year-old boy named Billy who, when he shouts the word “SHAZAM!”, can turn into an adult superhero. Those involved with the film have likened it to Big, and indeed the first trailer generated a positive response. This stands in stark contrast to the gritty nature of something like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara recently confirmed that this is pretty much how the DCEU will be going forward. Instead of trying to build out an interconnected universe, Warner Bros. is focusing on making distinct, quality standalone films. Here’s hoping Shazam! delivers.
We at Collider are hearing the new Shazam! trailer will also be playing in front of Captain Marvel in a substantial number of theaters (though not all) when that Marvel Studios film opens next Friday. A bit of friendly competition, perhaps?
The first Shazam! trailer dropped way back in July, and indeed Sandberg recently directly addressed fans asking him for a new trailer by stating that he doesn’t control when these things drop. Personally, I wish more studios would hold back footage like Warner Bros. is doing here. If fans already know they’re going to see the movie, wouldn’t they rather go in as cold as possible?
If you are interested in new footage, you’ll get it Monday. Check back on Collider at that time to take a look, and in the meantime peruse our recent Shazam! coverage below:
- New ‘Shazam!’ Footage Reveals a Genuinely Joyous Superhero Experience
- ‘Shazam!’ Director and Producer on the Seven Deadly Sins and Why Black Adam Doesn’t Appear
- ‘Shazam!’: 18 Things to Know About the Next DC Movie
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) March 1, 2019