(you didn’t think we’d just show the pic up top, did ya?)
Recently we dropped a slight rear 3/4 view of Zachary Levi in the full Shazam costume and today we get a little bit of a look from the front. It’s still extremely difficult to tell how much of the suit is padding and how much of the suit is actual Levi muscle, which is concerning.
One of the somewhat defining characteristics of the other characters who’ve made it on screen in recent DC offerings, has been a healthy dose of contouring definition, worked into the design of the suit. From what we can see so far, that is not the case with the Shazam costume. It is spot on, though, as far as the look of it. I’d also assume there are a number of versions that have been made, and this may be some lesser mock-up, but as discussed on our latest podcast (available for free on the podcast tab on this site,) Fox tried to ease everyone’s fears when the first pics of Apocalypse surfaced and look how that turned out. What do you think? Hit us up and let us know, and in the meantime, make sure to catch our latest on episode 76 of the podcast!
We are getting more casting information for the upcoming DC superhero film Shazam!, which is set to star Zachary Levi as the titular character and Asher Angel as his alter ego. This time it is , Faithe Herman, from the hit NBC show This Is Us. Now currently is not confirmed on who Herman will play in the movie, but it is believed that she will play Darla Dudley, the young African American girl who is of young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) in the group home that they live in.
Now if this is the case this means that we are more than likely getting the “New 52” version of Shazam, where Darla is one of the six kids who are given powers to help Billy/Shazam take on his nemesis, Black Adam. Now it needs to be noted that Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a Black Adam standalone film as well as be the main antagonist for Suicide Squad 2. But it is not known if he will be a bad guy for Shazam just yet. However Mark Strong has been cast as Dr. Sivana for sure . Check that story out HERE
Herman joins five other young actors: Asher Angel as Billy Batson; Jack Grazer as Freddy Freeman; Ian Chen as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña; and Grace Fulton who is possibly playing Mary Marvel. This ensemble presumably fits the six slots of the Shazam Family. So it will be very exciting as we get further into the production to see what direction this film goes in.
Well the question of who will be the kid side of the Childlike superhero SHAZAM has been answered.
Asher Angel has been cast as Billy Batson opposite Zachary Levi in New Line’s DC superhero film “Shazam!,” as the story broke from Variety.
SHAZAM! follows a boy (Angel) who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word “Shazam!” in case you were what wondering what SHAZAM stands for. It is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, .
Mark Strong is in talks for the role of the villain, & Grace Fulton is set to play one of Angel’s friends.
David F. Sandberg of “Lights Out” is directing, with a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. “Annabelle: Creation’s” Peter Safran will produce.
In case you’re wondering where does this next superhero fall on the film production slate. “Shazam!” will be the next DC Cinematic Universe movie to begin shooting, before “Flashpoint,” (which still.doesnt habe a director) the Joss Whedon-directed “Batgirl,” and the “Suicide Squad” sequel, which Gavin O’Connor just came aboard to helm. There is also going to be standalone film about Black Adam, Shazam’s arch nemesis. Dwayne Johnson is attached to play Black Adam in that pic. But as of now is not set to be in the shale film only his own solo Black Adam project.