Zachary Levi’s costume revealed in Shazam! picture
Zachary Levi is equipped in his Shazam! costume within the first official picture from the upcoming DC superhero movie. Test it out within the gallery under (by way of EW). The picture reveals 14-year-old Billy Batson’s alter-ego Shazam grabbing a drink with Freddy Freeman (performed by IT‘s Jack Dylan Grazer), one other orphan and Billy’s finest pal.
Impressed by totally different variations of the character all through the superhero’s appearances in comics and animated motion pictures, Director David Sandberg mentioned how he redesigned the costume for the movie: “I needed to maintain the shorter cape as a throwback to the unique as a result of that’s one thing that units him other than Superman or Batman. It makes him really feel a bit extra Golden Age superhero, which is the vibe I’m going for.”
Shazam’s costume can also be full with gold gauntlets impressed by an animated characteristic model of the character, a glowing lightning bolt that may seem on the superhero’s chest, and a hood that Sandberg included from The New 52, the 2011 revamp and relaunch by DC Comics.
All of us have a superhero inside us, it simply takes a little bit of magic to carry it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one phrase—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster child can flip into the grownup Tremendous Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an historical wizard. Nonetheless a child at coronary heart—inside a ripped, godlike physique—Shazam revels on this grownup model of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have enjoyable with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray imaginative and prescient? Can he shoot lightning out of his fingers? Can he skip his social research check? Shazam units out to check the bounds of his skills with the joyful recklessness of a kid. However he’ll have to grasp these powers shortly with the intention to struggle the lethal forces of evil managed by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Robust).
The solid consists of Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Wizard, and Mark Robust (Kingsman) within the position of Tremendous-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. The movie additionally stars Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as Billy’s finest pal and supreme superhero fanatic, Freddy, a part of the foster household that features Mary, performed by Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation); Darla, performed by Faithe Herman (That is Us); Eugene, performed by Ian Chen (Contemporary Off the Boat); and Pedro, performed by Jovan Armand (Hawaii 5-Zero). Cooper Andrews (The Strolling Useless) and Marta Milans (Killer Ladies) play foster mother and father Victor and Rosa Vasquez.
David F. Sandberg is directing for New Line Cinema. The Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director will step behind the digicam with Peter Safran producing. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for Shazam!
Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and author Invoice Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics’ Whiz Comics #2. By saying the world “Shazam,” teenager Billy Batson was reworked into the “world’s mightiest mortal” and given extraordinary skills by historical gods.
Shazam! will debut in theaters on April 5, 2019.