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“I don’t deserve these powers,” he muses. “What am I even contributing?”
(Quick “Shazam!” primer here: The hero is actually a teenage boy named Billy who transforms into adult superhero Shazam, played by Levi, who summons the power of multiple gods when he says his name aloud. His whining here makes more sense when you consider his true age.)
To lighten the mood, the trailer introduces Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren as villains “Daughters of Atlas,” who appear to want to take back the “power of all the gods” that Shazam and his teenage buddies “stole” to become adult superheroes.
‘Black Adam’ broods
Later, after Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo and a winged Aldis Hodge appear in the trailer, Black Adam gets even gloomier: “The world needed a hero. Instead, it got me.”
“Black Adam” will be released October 21, and exactly two months later, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” hits theaters.