Leaked Set Photo Shows Zachary Levi As Shazam! In A Padded Muscle Suit?
Director David F. Sandberg recently stated an official reveal of Shazam was “right around the corner,” but it could arrive sooner if pics of star Zachary Levi in costume were leaked. Which they have been. Courtesy of a set photo from WB/DC's upcoming Shazam, we've got our first peek at Levi suited up as the titular hero.
A user on Reddit posted the photo of Levi in costume as Shazam, and the outfit itself is actually very comics accurate. The red suit with the gold belt, boots and gauntlets, and the hooded fucking cream-colored cape! It's a spectacular suit and would be befitting of a hero who has the powers of the gods; if it weren't padded like a toddler's Halloween costume.
Seriously. Look closer. The suit includes fake muscles.
Sometimes people can't get as massive as the superheroes we read about in comics and that's OK. But for fuck's sake! Shazam is about a boy who is given the ability to magically transform into a Superman-esque hero with the powers of the gods and they put him in a padded suit? As awkward-bodied as the Flash is on the CW, at least they never tried to beef him out with foam.
At least we know for a fact the villian/anti-villain in the movie, Black Adam aka The Rock, is walking and talking slab of ripped beef. So as always, we can find solace in The Rock's muscles.
Shazam is set to be released on April 5, 2019.