Following the leak of both the front and backside of the Shazam’s costume, we have been graced with a set video that shows the titular hero in action. The video is provided by Twitter user Jeremy Lawrence who took it while the movie was filming outside his office.
The scene being filmed is one where Shazam is helping a group of civilians off of a bus following what appears to be a crash. That is pretty standard for a superhero origin film but what’s interesting is Levi’s reaction following all the civilians being cleared. Levi pumps his fist in excitement after what is a job well done.
Shazam! is said to be attempting to bring a more lighthearted tone to the DCEU, which this video portrays perfectly. When you’re dealing with an origin story for a character like Billy Batson, you’re bound to have moments of levity and fun. It also appears that Levi is having the times of his life portraying Captain Marvel.
What are your thoughts on the set video? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
Shazam! hits theaters April 5, 2019
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).