Directed by Annabelle: Creation helmer David F. Sandberg, Shazam! promises a family-friendly, lighter-toned flick than past DC films. Not much is known with regard to its plot specifics but Mark Strong returns to the superhero genre via the film playing the main villain, Doctor Silvana. Originally, the movie was supposed to be Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam's entry to the Warner Bros. franchise, but the idea was eventually scrapped out with the wrestler-turned-actor now just executive producing the upcoming flick.
Known for being active on social media, Levi took it to his official Instagram account to reveal that he was apparently part of the unfortunate half of the universe killed by Thanos' universal genocide in Infinity War. The reveal caught the attention of a lot of fans who quickly jumped on the comments section of his post to chime in the conversation. Some shared their own fates upon checking the DidThanosKill.Me website where people can check if they were killed or spared by the Mad Titan, while others jokingly said that Shazam can actually defeat the Mad Titan if the two ever engage in a battle. Check out the actor's post below.
Funnily, people are also dubbing Levi's Shazam as the hero who'll be coming in to help the Avengers take on Thanos and rectify the situation in next year's Avengers 4 - a play on the character's other nickname, Captain Marvel, which is also the name of Brie Larson's upcoming MCU superhero role. In the comics, the Captain Marvel title has been used by both DC and Marvel heroes, but DC changed theirs in 2012 to resolve trademark conflicts with Marvel (despite having adapted the title first). Coincidentally, both Shazam! and Captain Marvel come out around the same time next year.
Fans won't have to wait long for Levi's upcoming debut as the newest DC superhero on the big screen as the movie is scheduled to roll out April of next year. Unfortunately, there are still no promotional shots from Warner Bros. regarding the film despite numerous photo and video leaks rounding the internet and give fans their first look at the character's suit. It's unclear what's holding up the reveal considering that Sandberg previously shared that they have already shot official character stills. Perhaps they're saving it up for a high profile event such as July's San Diego Comic-Con. In the meantime, people will have to make-do with Levi's hilarious social media post as a reminded that Shazam! is still on track for release in several months.
Source: Zachary Levi/Instagram
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019