First debuted in 1939 when the character's name was still Captain Marvel, the comic books became very popular, but legal issues prevented it from really taking off. It is also one of the biggest asset that Warner Bros is getting ready to showcase at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.
Jason Momoa greets the crowd at the Warner Bros.
Set to hit theaters on April. 5, 2019, Shazam! follows the story of 14-year-old foster kid Billy Batson, who can turn into an adult superhero after he bumps into an ancient wizard.
The film comes to theaters December 21.
"You're in armor or you're half-naked in tattoos and it was a bad choice looking back to wear denim", Momoa recalled of the production, which required him to be wet most days.
"It's something I'm super excited for everybody to see", said Jenkins.
The studio also has continued to have to prove its mettle with its DC Comics universe, which has had its share of widely panned movies, like "Justice League". And I found myself saying I have these characters I love and this world that I love and we can make a movie about something completely new, pure and strong and as unique as the first one.
Shazam isn't due to hit theaters until April 5, 2019, but if the charming trailer is any indication, this film shall be a treat for comic fans. DC films are finally learning to embrace the ridiculousness and awkwardness of being a superhero. While Abdul revealed that he couldn't swim when he got the part - and had to learn quickly.