Despite the fact that we’ve seen set pictures of it, Zachary Levi’s defence of it, and terrible-quality Instagram pictures, this is finally our first official look at Warner Bros.’ latest cinematic DC Comics superhero... and his love of cola, apparently.
Photo: Steve Wilkie (Warner Bros via Entertainment Weekly)
Entertainment Weekly recently dropped the first official still from David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, giving us our first proper glimpse of Levi as the titular character, the superheroic incarnation of a kid named Billy Batson (played by Angel Asher in the movie) summoned with a cry of, well, you guessed it, “Shazam!” Joining the hero in the picture is Jack Dylan as Freddy Freeman, one of Billy’s closest friends at the foster home where they grew up.
Shazam’s look is surprisingly faithful to his comic book aesthetic—not just in design, but its whole feel and colour. It’s bright and bold in a way we’ve come to not expect of the DC movieverse costumes, and while the suit has some texture to it, it’s much plainer than most typical comic book movie designs, and more akin to the spandexed look of the traditional comic looks. It’s a bit weird it took this long to get a decent look at it, but as a costume, it’s actually pretty damn good. What do you think?
Shazam! comes to cinemas 5 April 2019.