I’m still honestly pinching myself at the thought that we are actually getting a Shazam! movie. Man is 12-year-old me never gonna believe this!
Yet, here we are, we have Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Mark Strong as Dr. Sivana, and of course, Zachary Levi as Shazam himself and thanks to an eagle eye on Twitter, we have our first look at Levi in the costume of our titular hero.
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I know Levi isn’t the most athletic man out there, but damn that is some serious padding action going on there. I know padding is often used in creating superhero costumes on film and TV, but I think someone miscalculated a few measurements.
I mean just look at that! How many layers do you suspect that could even be? Now let’s bear in mind though, this is on set and most likely will go through some enhancements and changes thanks to CGI during the post-production of the movie, so I’m not too worried. What I will say is, looking good! The New 52 design is a clear inspiration here, but I mean its the exact costume I’d see on Shazam anywhere in anything I’m either reading, watching, or playing. This looks like it’ll be one the most accurate comic film adaptations of a costume. The movie gets a point from me already. Plus, he’s rocking the hair pretty strongly.
Now some may not be a fan of how it looks on him, some might say its too big on him, but I say whatever! Let us rejoice that Billy Batson is finally coming to our theaters and be patient geeks and wait to see what happens next.
What do you think of the costume yourself? How excited are you to see the movie when it comes out? Let us know in the comments!