Shazam! director David F. Sandberg reveals that Zachary Levi may receive a suit upgrade in the upcoming sequel to New Line Cinema and DC Films’ acclaimed movie.
While answering a few fan questions on his official Instagram story, Sandberg revealed that Zachary Levi may be donning an updated Shazam suit when he returns to the big screen in the sequel. Sandberg said that fans shouldn’t be surprised about some improvements on the suit:
“There are some improvements that could be made. [I mean] some things that we were [sort of] were aiming for but didn’t quite get right before it was time to shoot. Yeah, a little bit.”
When set photos from Shazam! first leaked featuring Zachary Levi as the original Captain Marvel, some fans were concerned that the suit looked too goofy. Those concerns were put to rest after the first teaser trailer dropped at San Diego Comic-Con in 2018, showing fans that the colors, texture and Zachary Levi’s physicality fit the tone that Sandberg and DC Films was going for.
Updated suits is a common practice for superhero films, and to see Zachary Levi donning a new suit for the Shazam! sequel would not be surprising. If Sandberg’s comments are to be believed, perhaps Zachary Levi will not be the only one donning a new suit and maybe the rest of the Shazam family will be upgraded as well.
What do you think of the suit as seen in the first film? Are you excited about the possibility of Zachary Levi wearing a new suit in the sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Shazam!, it’s upcoming sequel, Black Adam and the rest of the DC Extended Universe!
Here is the synopsis for the film:
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, 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.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.