Although DCEU has gone through number of scheduling changes over last couple of months, we now have an official release date for Shazam. According to latest announcement, the movie will come out on April 5th, 2019.
While it will be a welcome news for DC fans, the choice of releasing a big blockbuster movie is surprising nevertheless. However, back in 2014, Captain America: The Winter Soldier experienced massive success at the time period. Moreover, the movie will come out before Avengers 4 which means Shazam! won’t be competing with another highly anticipated movie.
Most recently, Zachary Levi revealed that Shazam will be similar to 80’s classic Big where we saw a kid growing up and learning to use his superpowers. If you know premise of Shazam, then this comparison makes sense considering the movie will feature similar storyline. In addition to comparing both movies, Levi also revealed that he started to train for the upcoming movie considering playing the lead character will require the actor to get into superhero shape.
With the April 5th release date, Shazam! will be the first DCEU movie after December of 2018’s Aquaman. As the production for the movie is expected to begin soon, it’s likely that we will hear more about the development of the upcoming movie in the next couple of months.