has revealed an official first look at Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer in DC’s Shazam! movie.
In the image, we see orphaned 14-year-old Billy Batson, who can transform into a grown-up superhero with an array of powers by saying the magic word. Billy is shown on a soda run with fellow orphan Freddy Freeman.
For the re-designed costume, Director David Sandberg took certain items throughout the character’s appearances in comics and animated shows.
“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,”
the director tells sources. “It makes him feel a bit more Golden Age superhero, which is the vibe I’m going for.”
Shazam has a hood from DC’s 2011 “New 52” relaunch, a glowing lightning bolt that can appear across his chest and wears the gold gauntlets from one of Shazam’s animated movie appearances.
I always thought Shazam would make for a good movie. But in this superhero movie climate, I think it could do VERY well.
- 2018-09-19 @ 11:18 am
When I can compare a big-budget superhero extravaganza againstit's late-70s low budgetlive action Saturday morning kids' show predecessor and the only thing I can think is: "My God, you've fallen so far!", something is seriously wrong.
- 2018-09-19 @ 11:01 am
Looks really friggin bad to me, reminds me of that SNL skit.
I prefer when they attempt to keep Movie costumes recognizable to the iconic artwork.
- 2018-07-13 @ 6:53 am
I really hope that they go in a different direction for this movie. I like this character and I have high expectations for this. They can do it both action packed and with a lighter mood at the same time.
This costume looks so good. I see nothing wrong with it. Can't wait to see a trailer.