A new behind-the-scenes photo from Shazam! shows Henry Cavill’s Superman replacement with Zachary Levi.
There has been a lot of controversy behind Henry Cavill and his future as Superman. The controversy heated up when the British actor entered contract negotiations to reprise his role as Superman for a brief cameo appearance at the end of Zachary Levi’s first cinematic solo outing as Shazam. The negotiations eventually fell through and the Shazam! team had to figure out a way to work around Henry Cavill’s absence by showing Superman without a face for his brief cameo.
Now, a new behind-the-scenes photo from Shazam! has surfaced online, giving fans a first look at the stand-in who replaced Henry Cavill as Superman for the cameo. In the photo, Henry Cavill’s Superman stand-in can be seen suited up in the Man of Steel’s costume, standing alongside Shazam! star Zachary Levi.
See Shazam! star Zachary Levi with Henry Cavill’s Superman replacement below.
Henry Cavill’s future as Superman has been in doubt for months now amid reports on contentious contract negotiations and Warner Bros. and DC’s plans to focus their efforts on introducing Supergirl to the DC Extended Universe. On the other hand, Zachary Levi is set to reprise his role for a Shazam! sequel written by Henry Gayden, with David F. Sandberg expected to return to the director’s chair. In the meantime, fans can rewatch Zachary Levi’s Shazam! on all home media formats.
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.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos