We’ve been waiting for a new Shazam! trailer all week, but it’s looking like we are going to be getting the one-minute long version that was released today during the NFL Playoffs. That means that the next full trailer will either be coming shortly, if not as one of the adds in this year’s Super Bowl.
While it is short, the new trailer does have a lot of new footage of Zach Levi as Shazam and it goes much further to push the comedic and light-hearted tone of the film. There are a couple of good laughs to be had. Let’s just hope they aren’t using them all up on the trailer.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), 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 (Strong).