Ever since there were set photos leaked of the Shazam! suit people have been saying it looks terrible. The problem with set photos is that some costumes really do look terrible when you just see the set photos without any special effects. Star Zachary Levi has been getting all sorts of flack for the leaks including people saying that his muscles aren’t real. It’s not often we get to see male actors being body shamed and it’s not all right now just as much as it wasn’t all right when people were saying Gal Gadot was too skinny to be Wonder Woman. Levi did an instagram live session and someone said “why the crap suit?” and Levi had quite a fantastic clap back for that.
“‘Why the crap suit?’ WOW! Okay, well I don’t think it’s a crap suit. I think my suit is f—in’ bomb, to be perfectly honest,” Levi said in the live video. “I know that there hasn’t been an officially released photo yet, but there have been incredibly high quality photos that have been released. And I think any of you people out there who are still hung up on what the suit looks like are just wanting to be angry for angry’s sake. I think you’re very insecure, you probably are dealing with some stuff in your own life, and you feel a little powerless, and I’m sorry that you do. Wherever you’re at and whatever you’re going through, I’m sorry that you’re going through that.
But, I do think you should probably take a second and reflect on why you’re as negative as you are about maybe anything in life, and then re-look at the suit and go, ‘Actually hey, you know what? They’re trying really hard to make something that’s awesome and that pleases a lot of different people,’ because Captain Marvel’s been around for a really long time and has had a whole bunch of different iterations of suits. So, you can’t win ’em all, but you can at least hope that people will give you a fair shake.”.
You have to admire Levi’s passion if nothing else and the fact that he went for the “your life is probably unfulfilled” comeback is pretty fantastic.
Summary: A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.
Shazam!, directed by David F. Sandberg, stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Asher Angel, and will be written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. It will be released on April 5th, 2019.
Zac just killed the ones who keep trashing the shazam suit. “I think my suit is fucking bomb” I FUCKING ADORE HIM!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wv0UHxcl7O
— karla 🎯 (@yvonestrahovski) April 2, 2018