If we’ve learned anything about the upcoming Shazam! movie, it’s that the film will be taking a much lighter tone than the recent slate of DC films. After all, there is bound to be plenty of humor to be had when your protagonist is a 15-year-old boy who transforms into an adult when he says the magic word!
The most recent trailer for Shazam! is proof of that, as it shows Billy Batson (Asher Angel) as Shazam (Zachary Levi) testing out his newfound powers with the help of his best friend Freddy (Jack Dylan Grazer). Super strength, electricity manipulation, hyperspeed, and more all get their test.
It’s not all fun and smiles, as we see Shazam when he first goes up against Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong), and he promptly gets knocked flat on his back. Humor is brought back in, though, as we see him throw a Batman figure during a later fight in the movie. There are also demonstrations of Shazam rescuing everyday people – even if it was caused by his own silly mistakes!
All in all, it looks like Shazam! will be quite the fun ride!
Shazam! will be in theaters April 5th.