DC Comics latest movie is Shazam!, the most lighthearted DC Cinematic Universe movie to be made so far. The film sees comedy actor Zachary Levi as the superhero avatar of a 15-year-old boy who is bestowed powers by a mysterious wizard. While the boy is played by Asher Angel, Levi will portray the grown-up version after he activates his powers. After being heavily criticized for their dark and dreary slate of movies thus far, DC Comics and Warner Bros. seem to be course correcting with an entirely different kind of superhero movie, one not as connected to the larger universe. This worked tremendously for them with Aquaman, and the studio is all set to repeat the same success with Shazam!
Shazam! is the story of how a young boy is chosen by mystical forces to wield power, power which can be activated when he speaks one word. This word transforms him into a magical being. The movie sees Angel's Billy Batson as that young boy, who then has to figure out exactly what he is capable of -- with the help of a friend, of course. The newest trailer released on Twitter by the movie's official account continues to focus on the comedic elements of the movie, despite also featuring a menacing villain, one portrayed by Mark Strong.