Apparently the transformation of this former A list mostly television actor to superhero is going poorly.
The results have been awful and the studio is worried that as it stands now, the movie will be a huge box office bomb.
Zachary Levi Responds to Padded Shazam Costume Claims with Workout Photo
Zachary Levi claps back at Shazam! suit critics regarding him wearing a padded costume. Promising a family-friendly, lighter-toned flick than past DC films, the upcoming Warner Bros./DCFilms project directed by Annabelle: Creation helmer David F. Sandberg will officially introduce Asher Angel as young Billy Batson, who’s able to transform himself into a superhero by uttering the magic word: “Shazam!”. Playing his alter-ego is Thor actor, Levi, who has not had the best time with regard to people commenting about his movie suit thus far.
Back in March, a barrage of raw photos and videos from the set of the upcoming Warner Bros.’ superhero flick arrived online offering fans their first look at the titular character’s ensemble. While some pointed out that it’s best to wait for official character images from the studio, others couldn’t help but form their own thoughts on the costume. And since the company continues to remain mum about the situation with no signs of the much-clamored for PR shots coming anytime soon, the online debate continues regarding Levi’s Shazam! costume. – Source