First (Official) Photo of Zachary Levi in Shazam! Hits

Warner Bros. was keeping a tight lid on all things Shazam! starring Zachary Levi. The only real thing we had that was official for months was the logo, until that retailer's convention in Las Vegas happened and Levi instagrammed a photo of himself with an official poster featuring the red and lightning bolt costume.

Today Entertainment Weekly offered the first image from the film, featuring Levi as hero Shazam and Freddy Feeman (played here by (Jack Dylan Grazer).

Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Shazam (Zachary Levi)
Steve Wilkie/© DC Comics

While there is no word on whether or not a trailer for the film may be shown during WB's San Diego Comic-Con (Hall H) panel, it's a safe bet that Aquaman's trailer will have some company.

The plot as we know it at this point will more than likely follow some of the classic DC Comics storyline where young orphan Billy Batson (Angel Asher) is assigned to a new foster home where he befriends comic book superfan Freddy. A chance encounter with a mysterious wizard (Djimon Hounsou) results in the transfer of special powers, which can be activated by exclaiming "SHAZAM!"

Shazam! is set to hit theaters on April 5th, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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