Entertainment Weekly just premiered the cover of their Comic-Con issue, and it features Zachary Levi as Shazam blowing a big bubble as he holds his cell phone.
In Shazam, a 14-year-old kid named Billy Batson (played by Asher Angel) can become a superhero by yelling the word “Shazam!”. Levi described the movie as “Superman meets [the movie] Big!”.
“It’s complete wish-fulfillment — if you scour all of DC and Marvel there are very few characters that are actually stoked to be a superhero,” Levi told EW. “They’re not brooding, they’re not put out, like ‘Oh dammit, I gotta save the world again!’ Billy Batson is like Peter Parker, they’re thrilled to have these powers and can’t wait to try them out.”
“From my perspective, Shazam! represents the next step in the evolution of the DC brand,” producer Peter Safran said. “You had Wonder Woman, then Aquaman [coming Dec. 21] is another big step, then comes Shazam! — all different movies, but all have a unique tone that moves away from the darkness of the prior DC movies.”
The free Shazam issue of Entertainment Weekly will be available at San Diego Comic-Con and online later this week.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly