Despite his movie opening in April, many comic fans are eagerly awaiting Shazam's (Zachary Levi) debut in the DC Extended Universe, with several appreciating the more lighthearted and humorous tone of the film. Now, a new promo picture for the movie puts the comedy front and center, while also making viewers crave a cool drink.
Uploaded on the DC Cinematic Reddit, the photo features Levi's Shazam standing in front of a white background, the lightning emblem on his chest glowing, and the film's logo plastered in front of his chest. But the true highlight of the photo is the World's Mightiest Mortal enjoying himself a soda while glancing at the viewers, most likely to the envy of thirsty onlookers.
In addition to placing emphasis on the fact the film will have comedic elements to it, the photo also reminds people that despite having the body of an adult, Billy Batson is still a kid, and sometimes, kids just want to have fun, giving the character a unique nature among other DC heroes. Plus, crimefighting probably makes the Big Red Cheese work up quite a thirst, even with the Stamina of Atlas, so he may have needed a bit of caffeine anyway.
Arriving April 5, 2019, director David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam, Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Djimon Hounsou as an ancient wizard named Shazam, Grace Fulton as Mary Bromfield, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vásquez and Marta Milans as Rosa Vásquez.