First Shazam trailer brings humor, not action, to the forefront

“Hey, sup, I’m a super hero.”

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The first trailer for Shazam was revealed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and the message is clear: This is going to be a family-friendly, comedic take on the DC universe.

Starring Zachary Levi as the titular Shazam, the upcoming entry in the DCEU is a stark contrast to some of the earlier entires in DC's cinematic universe (Batman vs. Superman, we're looking at you). The first trailer doesn't showcase a single major action sequence or grim battles. Instead, it highlights gags about learning how to fly, discovering super strength and the ridiculousness of a child becoming a superhero.

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Check out the trailer below:

Watch this: Shazam Comic-Con trailer turns a teen into a sweet superhero

And to learn more about how the very first cinematic adaptation of Shazam is coming together, and how the cast is taking to their roles, check out their full Comic-Con panel.

Shazam is currently schedule for release April 5, 2019. Here's the official synopsis from Warner Bros.

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).

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