The latest trailer for Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming Shazam gives a good look at the character and what his powers are. It also reminds us that not all superheroes need to be dark and brooding.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. 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.
Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg. Zachary Levi stars as the titular DC superhero. Asher Angel stars as Billy Batson while Mark Strong appears as the supervillain, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.