A couple of months ago, Zachary Levi took a photo standing next to a picture of himself as the titular hero Shazam. And now we have the first official photo from the movie, Shazam!Entertainment Weekly released the exclusive first look of Levi in full costume with co-star Jack Dylan Grazer, sharing a soda. Take a look.


Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman and Zachary Levi as Billy Batson/Shazam! in DC’s Shazam!

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Shazam! is the story of a teenage boy who is granted super powers by a wizard, played by Djimon Hounsou. The power gives young Billy (Asher Angel) the ability to transform into an adult superhero (Levi), by saying the word, SHAZAM! Grazer plays Billy’s best friend Freddy Freeman. 

When it came to the super suit, director David F. Sandberg studied the character’s appearances in the DC Comics and animated shows before deciding on the final look.

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. It makes him feel a bit more Golden Age superhero, which is the vibe I’m going for.

Which explains the muscles on Levi right? Well, maybe. Levi says he bulked up for the part. So it may be part Levi’s hard work in the gym with a little help from the costume designer. Either way, the suit looks great! Now about that trailer…

Shazam! is schedule to hit theaters April 5, 2019. 



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