‘Shazam!’ Concept Art Spotlights Djimon Hounsou’s Wizard

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New concept art from Shazam! focuses on Djimon Hounsou’s sole survivor of the Council of Wizards.

Although his role in Shazam! was brief, Djimon Hounsou delivered a memorable performance as the last member of the Council of Wizards who was searching for the next champion to pass on his powers to. It’s the wizard’s meeting with a young Dr. Sivana that eventually kicks off the adventure for Billy Batson decades later in the movie. New concept revealed by Jerad S. Merantz shows off an alternate design for the Wizard.

The design is close to the character’s final look in the film, with a strong focus on the lightning bolt on his chest over a red robe. Merantz’s design shows the Wizard wearing a ruined sleeveless robe over the top of his costume, showing that he’s been on the Council for thousands of years. Interestingly, his staff isn’t in the design. Take a look 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.

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.

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Eammon Jacobs

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