Zachary Levi’s stunt double has shared a new behind-the-scenes photo from the Shazam! movie, featuring himself with Henry Cavill’s Superman costume.
In a now-deleted Instagram story from Ryan Handley, Zachary Levi’s stunt double showed off his fitting into the Superman costume for the scene at the end of the Shazam! movie, which reveals that Superman (portrayed by Henry Cavill across three movies) has befriended the titular superhero. During the scene, Superman shows up at Billy Batson’s school and has lunch with the film’s young heroes as a means of thanking them for their work. Since Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. had a disagreement over a movie contract and could not resolve the issue in time for the film’s release, a stunt double filmed the cameo, which was shot without revealing the actor’s face.
Here’s what Zachary Levi’s stunt double looks like in Henry Cavill’s Superman costume.
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Originally, it was reported that Superman would have also had a role in a post-credits scene, where he would have told Zachary Levi’s Shazam that he did good protecting his city, and that the Justice League would be keeping an eye on him in case he was needed. However, these plans were scrapped following the disappointing returns on the Justice League film, along with the aforementioned splitting of ways between Henry Cavill and DC Films.
Whether or not Henry Cavill could return to the role remains to be seen, but it appears as though Superman’s presence will be felt in future DC movies regardless of whether or not the character gets another standalone anytime soon. For now, we’ll see more of Zachary Levi’s Shazam.
Here’s the official synopsis for Zachary Levi’s Shazam! movie:
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 (Zachary 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 quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Zachary Levi’s Shazam! sequel and Henry Cavill’s future as Superman.
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.