Zachary Levi graced the Hall H stage in San Diego to show fans the first official trailer for the upcoming DC film, Shazam!

DC and Warner Bros. are casting off the doom and gloom in favour of comedy in arguably their most ambitious project to date.

The trailer shows the journey of Billy Batson (Asher Angel), the teenage foster child who finds he has the ability to transform into the titular adult superhero, played by Levi, simply by uttering the word “Shazam!”

In one of the convention’s most entertaining panels so far, Levi was joined on stage by co-stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and director David F. Sandberg to discuss the unconventional project. Notably, the trailer sees Billy/Shazam actually enjoying his new-found powers, which as Levi has pointed out, is rarely seen in superhero flicks.

The star also made a somewhat touching confession about his role in the film, “I got to be a genuine part of myself. I dreamt of something like this.”

Shazam! is set for release on April 5th, 2019.

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