The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 82

The return of the ‘Merc’ with a Mouth’ brings about a super funny 82nd episode from comedians, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. In this episode, we give you a spoiler-full review Deadpool 2, and get you the latest info on X-Force, Dark Phoenix, Spider-Man 2, Avengers 4, The Eternals, Daredevil, The Flash (movie,) Shazam, and Pennyworth; plus recaps of Agents Of Shield, Legion, Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Krypton, Gotham, and more!

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The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 77

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Coming to you on the Laugh Factory podcast network, this week’s episode, with comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, is on fire with the latest info on Marvel and DC, including Wonder Woman, Shazam, Joker, Flashpoint, Booster Gold, Infinity War, Silver Surfer, Captain Marvel, Spider Man, and Silver & Black, plus recaps on Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, and Agents Of Shield.

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The Clearest Pics Of Zachary Levi As Shazam, Yet (Ooh Boy)

We’ve seen glimpses and a tiny clip in the last couple of days, and now today, we get some full pictures of Zachary Levi in full Shazam regalia. Below, I’ll break down the four pictures that were released today across the internet.

Pic 1, above: I had 2 issues with the casting of Zachary Levi and neither of them have to do with his acting ability. Shazam has always been a massive looking character. He’s a combination of the powers of multiple gods and should always have the look to back it. Levi is tall, but has always been kind of lanky. We already knew putting on weight was probably going to be an issue, and here it shows. That is definitely NOT all Zach Levi filling out that costume. The space between his chest and where the Shazam outift come together is vast, denoting there is plenty of room. My other Levi issue was with the shape of his head. It sounds weird, but Shazam is kind of a thick, block-headed character and Levi is kind of…long of face. It’s not the biggest deal, but in comparison to someone like John Cena, who’s head shape resembles the comic book versions a little closer, it’s disconnecting. On the plus side, there is some scaling on the red and some Superman-like, useless raised lines, which may look better on film.

Pic 2, above: Here we see another example of my issues from Pic 1. The space between body and outfit makes it look like he’s wearing a very padded costume, and again, the long-headedness (editors note: ha ha ha) of Levi makes this look like a deleted dream sequence from Chuck.

Pic 3, above: I want to say something positive here – as a representation of a comic book outfit, this is honestly about as good as it gets. From the neck down, this IS Shazam. The cape is the perfect length. Nothing is overdone. I’m interested in seeing how the yellow in the chest insignia looks on camera with the more worn gold of the rest of the trimming, bracelets, boots, etc. I’m guessing it’s set for post filming CGI work. They just look like starkly different colors, and I’m color-blind. On the unfortunate side, it almost looks like they built a muscle shell, wrapped it in the costume, then fastened Levi inside of it. Like if you opened it up, a tiny little Zach Levi would jump out.

Pic 4, above: Shazams, they’re just like us! Honestly, I’m pretty sure they stopped padding the costume at the forearms. Who has biceps that big with forearms that small? Look, he wears a bright red and gold outfit and has never even wore the old school, alt-colored briefs to break up the red, so this was going to be a little gaudy, no matter what. The Superman movies have muted the blue in that characters unitard, and all I’m saying is that this looks like less of that. Is that a good thing? Does it matter? I don’t know. I like the look of the actual suit, my problem is still with the guy inside of it. Let’s hope everything else works. Tell us what you think!

A Head-On Picture Of Zachary Levi As Shazam Has Surfaced

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(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!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 76

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Your resident super villain, Jay Washington, is back from life-threatening throat surgery, and reunited with fellow stand-up comic, Bobby Hill to deliver the full rundown on everything happening in the live-action worlds for Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network! This week, we cover Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Ant Man & The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Deadpool 2, X-Force, Kitty Pryde, New Mutants, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Gambit, Venom, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Agents Of Shield, Cloak & Dagger, Legion, The Gifted, Shazam, Batgirl, Wonder Woman 2, the solo Joker film, Flashpoint, Lobo, Metropolis, Gotham, Titans, Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, and Arrow!

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We Got A First Look At Zachary Levi As Shazam


We had been wondering what would Zachary Levi look like when he finally dons the costume of the child-like superhero and now we seem to have our first peek.

In what looks to be a set photo while filming SHAZAM! we see him in the iconic red suit and lets be honest from what we can see it doesnt look that bad but it does look padded. Let us know what you think.


The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 75


It’s a new year and a new wave of Marvel and DC live-action on the way. Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill drop a hilarious episode with the latest on every hero and villain, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week we cover Black Panther, Infinity War, Thor, Black Widow, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ant-Man And The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Gambit, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Gifted, Legion, Venom, The Runaways, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Krypton.

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