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Watch Zachary Levi's titular character a.k.a. Billy Batson explore his newfound superpowers as he struggles to fulfill his role as a hero.

AceShowbiz - Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have debuted a new trailer for "Shazam!". Filled with comedic scenes, the video hints that this will be a funnier DC movie compared to its predecessors. The new trailer still follows the title character a.k.a. Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who turns into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) when he shouts the magic word "SHAZAM!".

Billy shares the news with his best friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), who helps him explore his newfound superpowers. "Superpowers? Dude, I don't even know how to pee in this thing!" Billy says when showing off his transformation.

Billy then demonstrates his superpowers, which include super strength, electricity manipulation and hyperspeed, as Freddy documents Shazam in action. A young boy in the physique of an adult, Billy struggles to control his superpowers while fulfilling his role as a hero.

He's often caught in clumsy moments such as accidentally electrocuting a bus and sending it off the highway road, before he catches it. He also fails to leap a tall building in a single bound and gets beaten up by the villain, Doctor Sivana (Mark Strong), in their first encounter.

According to the official synopsis, "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)."

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the movie that tells the origin story of Shazam is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It also stars Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen and Jovan Armand star as members of Billy's foster family, with Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans playing Billy's foster parents.

The movie is set to be unleashed in U.S. cinemas on April 5.

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