Watch: Shazam! trailer sees Zachary Levi battle Mark Strong's Dr Sivana, poke fun at Batman

FP Staff

Jan 21, 2019 11:47:39 IST

Warner Bros released a new trailer of Shazam! on 20 January. The film stars Zachary Levi as Billy Baston, a bullied teenager (played by Asher Angel) who becomes a superhero after a fateful ride on the subway.

 Watch: Shazam! trailer sees Zachary Levi battle Mark Strongs Dr Sivana, poke fun at Batman

A still from Shazam!/Screenshot from YouTube

The clip opens with the teen walking in an underground lair as an old raspy voice speaks to him. Billy is then shown on a rooftop, taking a leap and yelling, "Shazam!" He instantly transforms into a red leotard wearing hero. He is also seen fighting Mark Strong's villanous Dr Sivana, flying across the city,  showing off his powers to regular people and even trying to buy beer. The video ends with him at a realtor's office inquiring about a property similar to Batman's. "If you have a location on a cliff, like a castle-esque type thing. With some water splashing on rocks and stuff. We would take that."

From the looks of the trailer, the film will be filled with plenty off-beat comical moments, which is a welcome tonal change from DC's usually dark, humour-less films.

The cast of Shazam! will feature Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman as well.

Directed by David F Sandberg from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, Shazam! opens in theatres on 5 April.

Watch the trailer here.

Updated Date: Jan 21, 2019 11:47:39 IST