Zachary Levi trolls a fan who's asking for a third Shazam! trailer. Less than four months after Warner Bros. rolled out their most commercially successful superhero project to date with James Wan and Jason Momoa's Aquaman, they're once again gearing up to roll their latest offering that will introduce the newest hero in the DCEU. Directed by David F. Sandberg, the film stars Levi as the titular character opposite Asher Angel as his human alter-ego, young Billy Batson. The project will also mark the return of Mark Strong in the DC arena after 2011's Green Lantern, playing Doctor Sivana - the movie's primary antagonist.
Warner Bros.' marketing on Shazam! is a bit different than their usual releases. After debuting the first footage at last year's San Diego Comic-Con, the film's second trailer didn't arrive until early this month despite numerous reports that it will be dropping in the past several weeks. Instead, the studio regularly rolled out TV spots and behind-the-scenes looks at the movie. Fans were getting impatient waiting for a full trailer, but it was worth all the wait considering the positive response it got online. Given that, it's understandable that some are still clamoring for a third one, but at this point, it's safe to say there won't be another.
With that in mind, Levi responded to one fan's request of a third trailer over at Twitter hilariously saying that there will be another full sneak peek and "it’ll be in theaters around April 5th. Just bear in mind, it’s a reeeaaallly long trailer that basically tells you the entire story." Of course the actor is talking about the full Shazam! movie itself, which will debut in just a couple of weeks. Most fans in the comment section didn't miss the humor in the actor's reply, while some of them admitted that they hadn't noticed how close the movie's release is from now. Check out Levi's tweet below:
Yes! It’ll be in theaters around April 5th. Just bear in mind, it’s a reeeaaallly long trailer that basically tells you the entire story. It really spoils all the great moments in the movie if you ask me. 🤷♂️😏 https://t.co/BCsQeTJfCu— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) March 18, 2019
Since it's been just two weeks after Marvel Studios' rolled out Captain Marvel, it's easy to miss that DC is rolling out Shazam! in less than three weeks. Not because no one's excited for the Sandberg-directed film, but because how unusually closely they're set for release. Typically, big superhero releases like these two will be spaced out so as not to directly compete with each other in terms of box office. What makes this more interesting is that both characters have been called Captain Marvel in the comics. After Shazam!'s roll out on April 5th, it will only have three weeks to dominate before Avengers: Endgame arrives on theatres on the 26th.
Looking at how closely superhero films from both DC and Marvel are scheduled for release is proof that this is truly the golden age of comic book movies. However, this might also mean that the saturation point for these films are also near. Box office results don't seem to line-up with that notion, however, coming off of a very strong performance for Captain Marvel. And Shazam! may be projected to have the lowest DCEU opening but given nothing but positive buzz surrounding the project, it could have legs to perform week-after-week following its release.
Source: Zachary Levi
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