Djimon Hounsou’s Wizard gets a whole new look in the artistic concept design from Zachary Levi’s Shazam!
It’s almost been two years since Shazam! debuted in theaters, but a new design reveals the initial look for Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard that gives Billy Batson all of his incredible superpowers. It’s not the first time we’ve seen an alternate look for Hounsou, as a previous design showed off the sorcerer in his full glory, complete with an impressive beard. It’s a shame the star only had a brief role in the film, since he brought plenty of gravitas into his performance.
The latest reveal from concept artist Jerad S. Marantz shows off his initial sketch of the Wizard, shown with a symbol painted across his face while wearing a set of flowing Shazam! robes. Hopefully we’ll see more from the character in future films, perhaps even in Black Adam, which is set to explore some of the history of the DC Extended Universe. Take a look at the concept art of Djimon Hounsou in Shazam! below.
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Here is the official synopsis for the first Shazam!:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Source: Jerad S. Marantz