New ‘Shazam!’ Set Photos Feature The Hero Reeling From An Attack

David F. Sandberg Shazam BTSA number of set photos of Shazam!‘s production have been surfacing over the last few weeks, and now it looks like a few more featuring Zachary Levi as the titular character have made their way online.

In the photos, Levi is in his full Shazam! attire, and in the first two pictures, it appears the hero has been knocked back, landing on the hood of a police cruiser, the damage of which you can see in the third picture. This appears to be the same fight scene between Shazam! and Mark Strong’s Doctor Sivana that was revealed in last week’s set photos.

Take a look below!

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Are you liking Levi’s Shazam! costume the more you see of it? Let us know in the comments!

“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 and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.

Shazam! is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Shazam

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Shazam DC ComicsShazam may look like a Superman rip-off, but he’s so much more than that. Created way back in 1939, Captain Marvel (now referred to solely as Shazam) is an incredibly complex character. After a teenager named Billy Batson stumbles upon a Wizard called Shazam, his whole life changes. Granted magical powers, Billy transforms into a superhero but keeps his childish personality whenever he’s fighting evil.

Chosen to serve as a defender of justice for the Wizard, Billy is given a wide range of powers. Whenever Billy yells the wizard’s name, he transforms into the powerful Captain Marvel and rushes off to fight evil. A lot has changed for the character over his 77 year history, but he still has so much more room to grow! With Shazam! hitting theaters next year, the character’s popularity will start to grow and it’s likely he’ll receive a new comic book series soon, so you might as well start learning everything you can about the character now.

Hit Next to discover 10 things you didn’t know about Shazam! 

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Traise Rawlings

Traise Rawlings

Contributing Writer. Traise collects too many comic books, blu-rays, and comic book art. To be honest, he collects too much of everything.

  • Clarence Bricklyne

    That suit padding is atrocious!!

    Nobody who’s body-building naturally looks like that without (MAJOR) juicing or synthol.

    Who do they think they’re fooling?

    Why didn’t they just get him Henry Cavill’s or Chris Hemsworth’s trainers.

    Those two have the most naturally well-sculpted physiques without looking like they’re overdoing it.

    • Maxi Iroh

      Cavill and Hemsworth were a bit too big in BvS and in the first Thor respectively, but now they’re fine in JL/MIFallout and Ragnarok.

    • JNAZ

      First of all, even Cavill’s suit is padded with fake muscle. Regardless of how big Henry gets, Superman’s physique needs to have comic book proportions. Same can be said of Shazam, since he is pretty much the result of Billy Batson idolizing Superman. Secondly, they just hired Zachary Levi five months before they started shooting.. almost impossible to transform anyone’s physique from Chuck to superhero in that amount of time. Even Cavill looked a lot smaller in MOS compared to BVS and JL. Also watch Hugh Jackman’s first try at wolverine in the first XMen movie.. he wasn’t that big at all. Zach will grow into that suit eventually. Lastly, lighting, camera angle, and post production work will make that suit look a lot better. Lets not forget that someone took that photo with an iphone… when all is said and done, WB will be spending millions of dollars in CGI making that suit pretty for the big screen.

      • Clarence Bricklyne

        Then why did they rush it into production if their main star is not physically ready (or wouldn’t be) in time for shooting start?

        You would have thought they would have learned this lesson from pushing Justice League to meet the opening date despite the reshoots meaning they’d end up with ridiculous nonsense like CGI moustaches-patches.

        In any event it looks terrible.
        Just accept it and learn to live with it.

        They better hope the writer came up with one heII of a story and script and that the director directs the heck out of it

  • captainzorikh

    The “Ten Things” list is full of mostly good history, with just a few small details needing nit-picks and clarifications, such as Fawcett being primarily a very successful magazine publisher, Whiz Comics being spelled with one “z,” and Fawcett’s shut-down of its comics being part of a settlement of the costly lawsuit with Superman’s publishers.Also that Whiz Comics was Fawcett’s first comic book and “Dennis the Menace was not published by Fawcett until a few years after they had shut down all their other comics.

    But the primary….awkwardness, i will say, abput the list is the use of the name Shazam to refer to the hero in the pre-New 52 years. The hero was named Captain Marvel then, regardless of what the New 52 character is named today.

    Finally, two things should be noted:
    1. When he first appeared, the original Captain Marvel had a different personality than Billy, amd Billy was actually a rather mature young boy, hosting his own radio news program. It was reboots in 1986 and 1994 that established the “boy 8n a man’s body” concept for the hero.

    2. The version of Captain Marvel who took over the job of the old wizard was the 1994 reboot by Jerry Ordway, who had a different personality from the one who first appeard in Whiz Comics #2.

    Ps: What is your source for the 1994 date for DC acquireing outright the rights for Captain Marvel? I have been researching the subject of all the CMs for over ten years, and the best info i have is that it was 1991.

    But overall, this list did cover a lot of good grpund. Thanks!

    • Axxell

      True… The feature makes it look like Fawcett just couldn’t sell comics, when in reality they were sued out of business by DC.