Warner Bros. has released a new SHAZAM poster. In the upcoming superhero movie, foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) acquires the power of Shazam, which, when he says that word, transforms him into an adult with superpowers (Zachary Levi) who must protect the world from the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
It’s weird to think back to just a few years ago and how Warner Bros. was trying to contrast itself against Marvel movies by leaning into a dark and gritty aesthetic with movies like BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE or something more madcap like SUICIDE SQUAD. Now the studio is all about making their superhero movies look fun, and nowhere is that more realized than in the marketing for SHAZAM. Look at this poster and you’ve got bubble gum and cell phones. The poster may be a bit confusing if you don’t know Shazam is actually a kid.
SHAZAM opens April 5, 2019 and also stars Djimon Hounsou and Jack Dylan Grazer.