We’ve seen a blurry set of photo of the Shazam! costume. We’ve seen grainy set video of the Shazam! costume. And now, we finally have an official image of Zachary Levi all suited up. Kind of. Well, we have an Instagram image of the official image, which only reveals half of the costume. Look, at this point, we’ll take what we can get. And what we can get looks pretty good!
Directed by Lights Out and Annabelle: Creationdirector David F. Sandberg, Shazam! is poised to bring some levity and family-friendly fun to the on-screen DC universe, and the first official image — ad image though it may be — makes it clear that Sandberg is striving for a different, vibrant aesthetic as well. Look at all that glowing light and punchy bright red! It’s fun and right in the spirit of the character — a young boy by the name of Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who transforms into an adult superhero with the help of a little magic.
With Licensing Expo gearing up in Las Vegas, Levi shared a new promo image for Shazam! showing off a more detailed look at his costume and some pretty well-shellacked hair.
Shazam! opens April 5, 2019 and also stars Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas Jones. Check out the new promo image below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Shazam!:
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).”