If you were worried that Zachary Levi’s costume in the upcoming Shazam film wouldn’t be faithful to the comic books, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. Thanks to one quick snapping Redditor, we are now getting our first look at the costume, even if it isn’t a full frontal view. In an interesting move that moves away from the more tactical costume styles in both the DCEU and the MCU, it’s looking like Levy will be decked out in the full spandex and flowing cape of his comic namesake.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).