The Shazam! cast just teased classic supporting character Mr. Tawky Tawny -- again.
In a Facebook live video, stars Zachary Levi (Shazam) and Asher Angel (Billy Batson) introduced the rest of the Shazam family for the first time: Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy), Grace Fulton (Mary), Faithe Herman (Darla), Ian Chen (Eugene) and Jovan Armand (Pedro). Each cast member walked on camera with a stuffed tiger, which appears to be a nod to the fan-favorite character Tawky Tawny.
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Traditionally depicted as an anthropomorphic tiger who wears suits, Tawny has been depicted more recently as a simple animal friend. Whether the character will be seen in director David F. Sandberg’s film has yet to be announced.
Earlier this month, photos from the set of Shazam! surfaced online, revealing the details of Levi's superhero costume; the photos showed off two tiger emblems on the clasps that attach the cape to the lightning bolt emblem on Levi’s chest, another apparent nod to Tawny.
Arriving in theaters on April 5, 2019, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi as Shazam, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Pena, Ron Cephas Jones as the Wizard and Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans as foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.