New footage from Shazam! shows Zachary Levi’s superpowers and a battle against Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong). Warner Bros. is in the midst of changing the perspective of the unofficially named DC Extended Universe. The giant, colorful adventure of Aquaman just brought them $1 billion at the box office, and now they’re looking for Shazam! to bring some humor and fun. It has repeatedly been described as Big meets Superman.
The marketing is leaning in to this comparison and is not missing an opportunity to show how lighthearted Shazam! will be. The tone crafted by director David F. Sandberg largely won over audiences after the release of the first trailer last summer at San Diego Comic-Con. Excitement has been building in the months since, and many have been waiting for more footage to arrive. A new trailer will reportedly arrive in the next few days, but a shorter teaser has been released before then.
Warner Bros. debuted just under a minute of new footage for Shazam! that puts the teenager turned superhero in the heart of the action. After the first trailer largely focused on establishing the tone of the movie, this short teaser leans on action. Shazam is shown flying through the sky, showing off his powers to civilians, and even throwing punches with the film’s main villain Dr. Sivana.