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The DCEU has thus far introduced audiences to heroes with a reasonable amount of mainstream appeal. Justice League characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash are all mainstays, and even someone like Cyborg has experienced a boom in popularity since The New 52. However, the DCEU is about to bring Zachary Levi's Shazam (previously known as Captain Marvel), a relatively more obscure hero, into the fold with David F. Sandberg's Shazam solo movie, and it sounds like there's a lot of fun to be had in the upcoming origin story. In fact, when asked by fans what his favorite aspect of filming the movie has been, Levi took to social media and responded, noting,
That's a classic choice, right? Flight is one of the most instantly iconic superhero abilities in the canon of superpowers, and it looks like Shazam! is going to fully embrace that concept by letting Billy Batson soar through the sky.
Of course, as many die-hard DC fans already know, the ability to fly is one of many skills that Shazam has at his disposal. The magic-based hero has a wide variety of abilities that call back to the mythological figures who spell out his name ("Shazam" is actually an acronym), and he is one of the most powerful DC heroes in existence. He can even stand toe-to-toe with Superman, who has an inherent weakness to magic. Zachary Levi's tweet suggests that he's most excited to fly in the movie, but there are numerous other powers that we can't wait to see when the film finally debuts.
With any luck, the first scene of Billy Batson flying in Shazam! will be as goofy and awe-inspiring as other depictions of the character. You can check out an example of such a sequence below.
With that said, despite how excited we are to see Zachary Levi put his Shazam! powers on full display, we still need to actually get a good look at him in the costume before anything else. There have been multiple leaks showing the Shazam costume behind the scenes during production, but we haven't seen an official image of the hero with effects, proper lighting or a staged look yet. Levi has suggested that the folks at Warner Bros. and DC will hopefully have something to show us soon, but for now we continue waiting for that picture to debut.