Jason Momoa’s Aquaman recently became the highest-grossing DC Comics film of all time, but the iconic hero is once again the butt of the joke in the upcoming Shazam! movie. A new international TV spot for Shazam! is here and it features the titular character throwing shade at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
Fortunately, Freddy Freeman (played by It star Jack Dylan Grazer) is there to defend him and it gives the idea that the character is pretty huge fan of the King of the Seven Seas. Disney star Asher Angel has been cast as the young Billy Batson, with Zachary Levi playing the titular superhero.
Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman and Djimon Hounsou are also on board, with Mark Strong as the wicked Doctor Sivana, a frequent enemy of Shazam who first appeared opposite the superhero in the pages of Whiz Comics back in 1940.
Details on the film’s plot are presently unknown. Most tellings of the comic book story depict Billy Batson as an orphan kid who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by an ancient Wizard. Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! opens on April 5, 2019. In the meantime, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is getting a sequel that’s set to hit theaters on December 16, 2022.