New ‘Shazam!’ trailer probes his wide range of superpowers amidst a laughriot

Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the second official trailer for it’s upcoming Shazam! and explores an uncharacteristically lighter and funnier side of the studios. As Billy Baston, a school-going Philadelphia foster kid, peers into a dark, spooky dungeon, he is confronted by an ancient wizard who gives him the power to transform into a superhero by uttering the word “Shazam”. And the madness begins. Completely oblivious to his diverse superpowers, Shazam and his best friend Frederick Freeman set out to discover the untold secrets of the gift: super strength, electricity manipulation, hyperspeed, and yes, he has sparkling fingers too, capable of lighting up an entire city. However, Shazam soon discovers his true purpose when Dr. Thaddeus Sivana comes to town with his sinister motives and threatens to¬†destroy the city with powers of his own. Meanwhile, the jokes keep coming in. Zachary Levi as the puerile superhero learning to come to grips with his superpowers is sure to tickle your funny bones as Shazam! promises to be the most funny yet amusing movie from an otherwise gloomy DCEU. Directed by David Sandberg, Shazam! blazes into theatres on 5 April 2019.