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1st Official Look at Zachary Levi as DC Hero, Shazam!

By Flora  /  12 Jul 2018 (Thursday)

Here’s our first official look at Warner Bros.’ latest cinematic DCEU (DC Extended Universe) superhero, Shazam, played by Zachary Levi.

The Chuck actor dons on a heavily padded bright red suit as Shazam, the superhero that a 14-year-old boy Billy Baston (Asher Angel) transforms into whenever he shouts the word ‘Shazam!’.

Director David F. Sandberg, best known for his works on films like Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he took elements from 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 EW. “It makes him feel a bit more Golden Age superhero, which is the vibe I’m going for.” Yet Shazam also 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.”

The movie also stars  Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Mark Strong, Faithe Herman and Ian Chen.

Shazam! is slated to be released InCinemas April 2019

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