The first official image from New Line and DC’s Shazam! movie is here, revealing Zachary Levi in full costume alongside Jack Dylan Grazer.
Entertainment Weekly revealed the image this morning, a week before San Diego Comic-Con 2018 kicks off with its annual preview night. Shazam! is said to have a presence at the event, with the film’s first trailer reportedly making its debut during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel, though that’s yet to be officially confirmed. Check out the image below.
Details on the film’s plot are currently unknown. Most tellings of the comic book story follow an orphan child named Billy Batson who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by the ancient Wizard.
Disney star Asher Angel has been cast as the young Billy Batson, with Zachary Levi playing the titular superhero. Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman are also on board, with Mark Strong as the villainous Doctor Sivana, a frequent foe of Shazam who first appeared opposite the superhero in the pages of Whiz Comics back in 1940.
Directed by David F. Sandberg from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, Shazam! hits theaters on April 5, 2019. Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
10 Things To Expect From San Diego Comic-Con 2018
It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 exciting things you should expect to see at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!