A new trailer for DC Comics’ Shazam! movie has been released online.
Rather than diving into the story or the mythology, this new trailer is all about the powers and the comedy, which is the smart movie. A lot of people probably don’t know who Shazam is, and unlike Aquaman, his superhero name doesn’t tell you what he does. Additionally, this is just a lighter movie, and since promoting the lighter tone worked wonders for Aquaman at the box office, it’s no surprise they’re playing up the comedy here. This still looks like a really fun movie, and I hope it all comes together.
Here’s the synopsis:
“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). 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 (Mark Strong).”
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