Zachary Levi walked onstage Saturday at Comic-Con with a Guinness (which he said Jason Momoa gave him) to introduce the first official trailer for Shazam! It seemed appropriate considering the comedic superhero tone of Warner Bros’ upcoming DC pic, which could very well be the standout movie of the panel…or even all of Comic-Con for that matter.
The new trailer shows the journey of foster child Billy Batson, the teenage boy able to transform into the titular adult superhero Shazam, portrayed by Levi. Batson derives his heroic attributes by saying the phrase, “Shazam” which is an acronym of the ancient-world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. The trailer definitely has a Greatest American Hero vibe to it as it gave the Hall H audience tons of laughs.
Levi was joined onstage by director David F. Sandberg and co-stars Jack Dylan Grazer and Asher Angel to talk about the film in one of the most entertaining panels of the convention so far. The trailer has Baston/Shazam actually enjoying his powers. Levi points out that it’s not often that you see hero discovering his powers and actually having fun with it.
“I got to be a genuine part of myself,” said Levi. “I dreamt of something like this.”
Shazam! opens in theaters April 5, 2019. Watch the trailer above.