With leaked photos of Zachary Levi in the new Shazam! suit making the rounds online, director David F. Sanberg has decided to release an official teaser of Levi in the suit.
Check out Captain Marvel’s outfit for Shazam! Fury of the Gods:
Coming soon…ish pic.twitter.com/JWWFsXn5ch
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) June 3, 2021
For context (and better lighting), here’s a look at the leaked photo that’s been going around online:
Zachary Levi on the set of Shazam! Fury of the Gods pic.twitter.com/4wvoj0QiLf
— Big Screen Leaks (@bigscreenleaks) June 3, 2021
There are a lot of significant changes when it comes to the suit. For one, the gauntlets have a different, more stylized look, and the red suit itself has been given more variety when it comes to texture. The suit also hasa whole new shield on the chest, this time really leaning in on the lightning bolt shape.
The suit here has no cape for now, but it’s possible that the film plans to CG it in, so as to better control how it looks in a scene. With heroes getting “battle-damaged” looks in movies, it would be interesting to see Shazam losing the cape and going all out.
While the DCEU has been mostly dark and mature when it comes to its depiction of superheroes, Shazam! had managed to set itself apart by being more lighthearted and kid-friendly; after all, the protagonist is a literal child. With this sequel though, I’m hoping we get some more mature themes explored. Besides just being a superhero, this could be an interesting coming-of-age film when it comes to the character of Billy Batson.
Catch Shazam! Fury of the gods when it comes out June 2, 2023.