A new Shazam! set video gives us some footage of Zachary Levi in costume and in action as the DC hero. Shazam has been in the works for a very long time, essentially before the DCEU even started to take shape. While the shape of the DCEU may be changing, Shazam is still happening and is currently filming. Now, we have a brand new set video that gives us a better look at the costume, as well as what Levi is going to look like in the movie as the legendary comic book character.
This video was posted by Twitter user Jeremy Lawrence, who took the video from his building. Production was taking place on Shazam outside and he had a decent angle on the action, as far as set videos go. We see Zachary Levi rescuing some folks from a bus accident that occurred for as-of-yet unknown reasons. There's good and bad here. What's going on looks just fine, but the suit, once again, looks to be a bit of a mixed bag. At this point, Warner Bros. really needs to release an official look at Levi in costume in order to squash any, admittedly valid, concerns many fans have about the way the suit looks at this point in time.
Some set photos leaked online recently that revealed Zachary Levi in the Shazam costume. While the actor bulked up for the role, Shazam is basically as big as Superman. Levi could spend a decade in the gym and probably not get that big. As such, it looks like they've actually padded the suit to make it look more muscular. As presented in the set photos and this video, it looks cheesy. However, that will likely be corrected in close-ups and in editing with VFX work. So the suit probably won't look nearly as ridiculous in the actual movie. Save for that, it's actually a pretty faithful version of the costume from the world of DC comics.
This is going to be a very different kind of DC movie. For one, even based on what little we've seen, it's going to be colorful and very optimistic looking. There's also the kind of hero we're getting. Shazam is actually a young boy who transforms into the DC hero by uttering the character's name. Asher Angel stars as the young boy who transforms into the Shazam. The cast also includes Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman and Ron Cephas Jones are also on board, with Mark Strong as the main villain, Doctor Sivana.
David F. Sandberg, best known for his work on the horror hits Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, directs Shazam, which is set to arrive in theaters on April 5, 2019. Justice League made it so a lot of the future live-action DC slate is uncertain, but this is one of few projects we can guarantee is coming your way. Be sure to check out the Shazam set video, courtesy of Jeremy Lawrence's Twitter account, for yourself below.