On the heels of a commercially-successful Aquaman, Warner Brothers
While the image released is rather anti-climactic in and of itself, it does provide the latest look at the two DC Comics characters going head to head.
More from our 2019 preview issue, officially out today. Here's an exclusive new image from #Shazam with our hero Zachary Levi facing Mark Strong's Doctor Sivana. //t.co/hTbA6FXYor pic.twitter.com/zu720q5gYb— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) December 27, 2018
Though the two are enemies on-screen, Strong had nothing but nice things to say about his co-star in Levi. Speaking with Total Film, Strong complimented Levi on his comedic acting chops.
"Zachary Levi, who plays the lead [Shazam, the superhero alter ego of Billy Batson], is a very funny guy," Strong said. "And I’ve no doubt he will play with that part and make it interesting," Strong says. "I think DC have realized that they’ve got their canon of films that are dark, and they’ve now found one that’s pretty funny! There are some really funny moments in it."
The official synopsis for Shazam! can be found below.
"We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou).
Shazam! premieres in theaters on April 5, 2019.