With ‘Shazam!’ less than a month away from release (being released in American theaters on April 5th), Warner Bros has stepped up their marketing game to get people exciting for their latest DC offering, hoping to keep up the momentum they started with ‘Aquaman’ a few months ago.
To that end, they have released a new clip from ‘Shazam!’ featuring the title character having his “figuring out/ testing his new powers” moment, a scene which is often shown in superhero origin films. However, ‘Shazam!’ seems to have particular fun with this idea, especially since our hero is just a 15-year old kid in the body of a hero, who has no idea what he is doing.
In the clip (which you can check out below), Shazam (Zachary Levi) attempts and fails to fly, thinking in the classic Peter Pan way that all you need is to “believe,” and next attempts invisibility, which also goes awry. Sadly for him, he completely misses the obvious symbol on his chest, until he accidentally shoots lightning from his finger, and figures out his first power.
Watch the clip for yourself and let us know if you are excited for ‘Shazam!’ and plan on being there for opening night in the comments below!
And here’s the synopsis for the film in case you somehow have not heard anything about it yet:
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).