New Shazam Image Shows Zachary Levi In Full Costume
Even superheroes enjoy a soda now and then.
A new image gives us our first good look at Zachary Levi's costume in the upcoming Shazam film. In it, we see Levi's Shazam in full superheroic costume enjoying a soda with his buddy, Freddy Freeman, outside a convenience store.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the image and offered some insights from director David Sandberg on getting the look right. "I wanted to keep the shorter cape as a throwback to the original because that's something that sets him apart from Superman or Batman," he said. "It makes him feel a bit more Golden Age superhero, which is the vibe I'm going for."
For those unfamiliar, Shazam is literally just a big kid. He's the superhero alter-ego of the young boy Billy Batson, making him an iconic golden age example of the boyish fantasies that comic books were built around. Levi will have to display a playfulness that matches the part, which may give some lightheartedness to the DC Cinematic Universe, often criticized for being too dark. This image shows one such moment, as Billy spends time with his best friend.
This is the first view of the full costume we've gotten, though Levi previously showed off a banner of his character from the torso up. He was enjoying a soft drink in that picture too. Shazam is set to release on April 5, 2019.