Shazam! star Zachary Levi finally confirmed what many have long suspected about his superhero suit.
Responding to a tweet by a fan defending the actor's suit in the DC film, Levi tweeted that his suit was, in fact, a little padded. He didn't admit where the extra muscle definition was added though.
I meeeaaannn…it was a liiiiiittle padded. 🤷♂️😏💪💃 https://t.co/RuxcU1ECpH— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) November 30, 2019
Whether it's physical padding or CGI, superhero suits are often augmented in films to create physiques similar to the comics. Still, a big to-do was made during the lead-up to Shazam! about whether Levi truly bulked up enough to fill out his whole suit. While videos and photos of his physical transformation were impressive, we now know a least a bit of the bulk in the final costume came from padding.
Luckily, none of this diminishes the film or the performances, and it's unlikely it will sour any fans from seeing Shazam's sequel when it inevitably arrives. And who knows, maybe this time around, Levi will fill out the suit all on his own.
Directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Zachary Levi, Shazam! is currently available on digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.