Dear Reader, I happen to think that you, presumably a diehard comic book and comic book movie fan, and likely a dedicated reader of this site, deserve nothing but the best when it comes to officially announced movie news, properly vetted scoops, and high-quality content, be it images or video. Like in the real world, where you only get one chance to make a first impression, movie studios usually get one big marketing push to reveal their $100+ million tentpole pictures. Both I and the studios think consumers should get to see each highly anticipated project presented in the best possible light…
Other times, you get a photo that someone took on their phone. So it’s with not-so-great pride that I present you the first an unofficial look at Zachary Levi in costume on set of David F. Sandberg‘s Shazam!, just the way nature intended you to see it: From an awkward side/rear angle, from a distance, and behind a stuffed polar bear.
Now, if Sandberg, Levi, and Warner Bros. were on the ball, since they knew they would be shooting on location or at least on a set that’s not 100% locked down, they should have released a more official first look over social media, if not an official press release. That’s just Film Marketing 101 in this era. Once these images make their rounds, hopefully the creative team will do the next best thing and release their own images, at which point we’ll happily update this article. The good news is that the costume looks to be spot-on when compared with the design in the pages of DC Comics; the bad news is that this might be too comic book-y for some folks.
So click over to Reddit to get a glimpse of Levi in costume. Why not host them on our site? Because while we love you, we’re not going to court that kind of legal risk from copyright trolls. When Levi, Sandberg, or Warner Bros. releases an official or at least endorsed look at the costume, we’ll be happy to share it with you.
And for more on Shazam!, take a look at these links:
- ‘Shazam!’: Zachary Levi on His Insane Diet and Workout Plan and the Shooting Schedule
- ‘Shazam!’ Officially Rolls into Production; Detailed Synopsis Revealed
- Filming Begins on DC’s ‘Shazam!’ as Director David F. Sandberg Shares First Set Photo
- Zachary Levi Teases Beginning of ‘Shazam’ Filming in Instagram Post
- Zachary Levi: ‘Shazam!’ Is ‘Superman’ Meets ‘Big’; Teases Possible Wonder Woman Cameo