Filming is currently underway on Warner Bros. Shazam! movie, with Chuck alum Zachary Levi taking on the lead role of the thunderous superhero. Levi recently shared a picture of himself in hair and makeup, where he’s sporting the classic hairstyle of Billy Batson’s super alter ego.
The creative forces behind the Shazam! movie have taken special attention to point out the different comics that’ll influence the film. Though the hairstyle is from the original comics, the hero’s actual costume is said to hearken back closer to the one he’s worn in the animated film Justice League: War, which itself was in part inspired by Shazam’s costume in the New 52 and the character’s classic costume from when he was originally referred to by Captain Marvel.
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Since beginning production in January, details have slowly been eking out about the Shazam! movie. Dwayne Johnson, who has long been tapped to portray the character’s nemesis Black Adam, will be on hand as the film’s producer, and the movie may possible feature an appearance from the Man of Steel himself, Superman.
Arriving in theaters on April 5, 2019, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi as the titular hero, 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.
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