In recent weeks, official images of Zachary Levi as the titular hero of Shazam! have given fans a clear look at the DC character’s costume and many have not been impressed by the outfit. Now, director David F. Sandberg has responded to criticism of Shazam’s suit on his official Twitter account.
While many fans have approved of the comics-accurate design for Shazam’s costume, others have criticized it for being ‘cheesy’ and for using padding to improve Zachary Levi’s physique. When one fan posted a comment on Twitter comparing the suit to the costumes seen in Batman Forever, director David F. Sandberg replied with a humorous comment referencing the infamous Batman nipples featured in the Joel Schumacher films.
You can check out Sandberg’s comment in the post below!
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) July 17, 2018
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“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 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, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Djimon Hounsou as The Wizard and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.
Shazam! is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
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!