‘Shazam!’: Zachary Levi unveils first official look of his DCEU superhero and the iconic costume
Shazam's cool, casual vibe clearly stands out in the otherwise dark and broody universe of DC/Warner Bros.
While DCEU's older, more established characters - the Dark Knight, Superman - form one end of the spectrum, at the other end is the vibrant and rather recent addition, Shazam!
Following months of wild speculations, the Zachary Levi-starring superhero flick finally took off with David F. Sandberg (of Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation fame) helming the project.
And now, thanks to Levi, a glimpse of what can be considered the first look at his comic book character has been unveiled via his official Instagram account.
The 37-year-old actor, who seems to be in attendance at the ongoing Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, shared a poster from the movie, revealing the first look at his suited superhero.
"This! This is what dreams are made of. Complete and total wish fulfillment, plus a beverage! 💃 All the squeees. #LicensingShowLasVegas #SHAZAMmovie#FirstLook? 🤷♂️," the actor cheekily captioned the post, sending his thousands of followers into an instant meltdown.
Indeed, the picture comes as quite a surprise as so far the studios hasn't revealed any promo material from 'Shazam!' - the movie revolving around 14-year-old Billy Batson, who assumed magical powers by just uttering the word SHAZAM.
An official description of the movie teases, "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)."
Shazam's cool, casual vibe clearly stands out in the otherwise dark and broody universe of DC/Warner Bros. And the first look image - where Levi's superhero flaunts his lightning bolt suit while sipping on a beverage - does a great work at highlighting this particular characteristic.
'Shazam!' is expected to land in theaters on April 5, 2019.