May 22 (UPI) -- Zachary Levi posted on Instagram the first image that shows him in costume for DC's upcoming superhero epic, Shazam!
The actor is seen posing near a promotional image of himself as the titular hero enjoying a soft drink. In the promo photo, Levi dons the character's signature bright red costume complete with a white cape and yellow-lightening chest piece.
"This! This is what dreams are made of. Complete and total wish fulfillment, plus a beverage! All the squeees. #LicensingShowLasVegas #SHAZAMmovie #FirstLook?" Levi said.
Shazam, in the pages of DC Comics, is young Billy Batson who can become an adult superhero by saying the word "Shazam" after he meets a powerful wizard.
The film, from director David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation), is also set to star Asher Angel as the younger Billy Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer as Billy's best friend Freddy and Mark Strong as the villainous Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.
Shazam! is set to arrive in theaters on April 5, 2019.
"In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word -- Shazam! -- this streetwise, 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero 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," the synopsis reads.