Funko has just unveiled their full lineup of Pop! Vinyl figures for DC’s upcoming Shazam!, revealing the entire Marvel Family. This isn’t the first spoiler to come from Funko or even the first merchandise from the film to reveal the Marvel Family. However, this image does give more insight into what these heroes will actually look like when the film hits theaters this April.
The Marvel Family, aka the Shazam Family, originally appeared in Fawcett Comics before being acquired by DC Comics. Created in 1942 by Otto Binder and Mark Swayze, they gave the popular Captain Marvel - a young boy, Billy Batson who when he utters the magic word, "Shazam!" is transformed into a full-grown superhero - his own family of fellow heroes. The most well known members are his sister, Mary Marvel and best friend Freddy as Captain Marvel Jr. Fawcett met their demise in 1953, and by the time DC revived Captain Marvel in 1972, Marvel Comics had already trademarked their own, different hero of the same name. DC's character now goes by the name Shazam, and he and his super family will make their big screen debut this year.
Funko has taken to Twitter to reveal their full lineup of Pop! Vinyls for Shazam!. This Marvel Family lineup includes Billy Batson/Shazam, Darla, Pedro, Eugene, Freddy, Mary, as well as a glow-in-the-dark version of Shazam that will be released exclusively through Hot Topic.
It was previously announced that these characters would appear in the film, as well as which actors would portray them in their adult forms. However, these Funko Pops are a good glimpse at what all of them will look like in costume. And considering how comic accurate Zachary Levi’s costume for Shazam is, it seems safe to assume that the rest of the Marvel Family will also match up closely to their comic counterparts. Plus, most fans would agree that the casting choices for these characters, as well as Shazam himself, are pretty pitch perfect.
Billy Batson’s super-powered family have long been an integral part of the Shazam! comics, so it’s no surprise that they will be appearing in the film. Whether fans will get a better look than these tie-in toys remains to be seen, but perhaps the reason everyone is clinging so desperately to every merchandise spoiler is that they still have not released a full-length trailer - despite hints that a new one was on the way. Surely, fans won’t have to wait too much longer for a full trailer - and potentially a better look at the Marvel Family - since Shazam! hits theaters in just two months time.
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