Though there are already plans for an Aquaman sequel to release in 2022, WB is currently focusing on the release of their next movie Shazam!. The marketing for the film is no doubt hilarious, and they just found a great way to get in on the April Fools spirit.
Early reactions for the film have been great, and that's good news considering that the early DCEU films have been hit and miss when the universe was just starting out. Though Wonder Woman was pretty great, we still got films like Suicide Squad and Justice League.
Shazam! getting great reactions is a good thing for the DCEU. For now, it seems that WB is focusing on releasing solo films before they go back and do a team-up like Justice League. After the movie underperformed in the box office, the franchise had to do a huge overhaul. Now most of the films that were originally slated have been delayed, and we're looking at a whole new DCEU moving forward with movies like Birds of Prey and James Gunn's The Suicide Squad.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he'll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Catch Shazam! in theaters April 5.
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