Yesterday, Shazam! star Zachary Levi made a special appearance at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) to promote his highly-anticipated new film in the DC Extended Universe. While there, Levi got a chance to meet and greet with some fans and even received some special gifts from them. One of those gifts was a drawing from a young fan in which Shazam meets with Jesus.
Sometime after sharing that photo to his official Instagram, Levi also shared that he was introduced to the young girl that drew the art for him. The two ended up sharing a tender moment together that led them both to tears:
A video of the meeting between Levi and the young fan surfaced online, and it is pretty hard not to get a little misty-eyed watching it:
HE STARTED CRYING TOO… FUCK pic.twitter.com/zM4QVwIVYW
— v 6 (@BlRDSFPREY) December 9, 2018
Levi has had a prolific acting career, particularly in the realms of properties that have been beloved by geeks. Many recognize him for playing the lead role in the NBC series Chuck as well as his role as Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. Levi also lent his voice to Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert in the Disney animated film Tangled.
Now that Zachary Levi has the lead role in a highly-anticipated superhero film, it is nice to see his rise while also still having the opportunity to share some sweet moments with fans – even if he ends up shedding a few tears.
Are you excited to see Zachary Levi as Shazam? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DCEU.
Here is synopsis for 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 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 Honsou.
Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman will arrive in theaters soon and the recent press junket for the film included a gallery of several items featured in the titular hero's cinematic feature. Among the items on display are Arthur Curry's trident, Vulko's costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
Are you excited to see the DC film hit theaters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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.
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.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.