We have some news for DC Comics Extended Universe fans. The wonderful folks at Entertainment Weekly have the first official picture of Shazam! That’s right we get to see Zachary Levi dressed as the child turned superhero. Also in the photo is none other than Freddy Freeman who is a orphan that Billy knows.
To quote a bit about the process when it came to designing Shazam’s costume.
“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.”
I have to say that it looks great in this official photo. Here’s hoping we get some more official photos when it comes to superhero movies instead of camera phone quality. I know when Captain Marvel had some photos which were leaked. People were upset about how the costume looks. Shazam! now that I think about it was on the same boat where we had some leaked photos of Zachary Levi and it didn’t do this costume justice. All I can say is wait for official photos before jumping to any conclusions. Anyway, I’m XBen3000 and I’m out!