Zachary Levi gives first look at DC‘s Shazam in Instagram post

Zachary Levi gives FIRST LOOK at DC‘s Shazam as he posts snap wearing bright red superhero costume

Zachary Levi gave the first look of DC‘s Shazam on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old actor posted a snap of himself standing in front of a poster with his image as the comic book superhero in a red costume with the lightening symbol.

‘This! This is what dreams are made of. Complete and total wish fulfillment, plus a beverage!‘ he captioned the posting.

Zachary is featured in a textured red bodysuit with a glowing lightening bolt in the middle of his chest as a white cape resides around his neck. 

The character – who‘s real superhero name is Captain Marvel – is shown sipping a large beverage. 

The official synopsis reads: ‘We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, 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.‘ 

In the original comic, ‘Shazam‘ is an acronym of six immortal elders: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury.

The movie will follow the story line of a boy trapped inside an adult‘s body much like the 1988 comedy Big starring Tom Hanks.

The iconic DC Universe character had a few iterations before the movie that is slated for 2019.

A live action show ran from 1974 to 1976 on CBS‘ Saturday morning lineup. 

From 1975 to 1977 it was known as The Shazam!/Isis Hour with the second half dedicated to The Secrets of Isis, about an Ancient Egyptian super heroine resurrected in the body of a schoolteacher.

And The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! was an NBC Saturday-morning cartoon produced by Filmation Studios in 1981. 

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