Shazam! was filled with a few key surprises, but one big reveal would’ve been almost impossible to detect. This weekend, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg took to Instagram to reveal a part of the film he played himself: the giant, suit-wearing Crocodile Men.
“Since people have been asking about my Shazam cameo. If you haven’t seen Shazam yet, don’t swipe, run to the theater and see it!! Created by @aafxstudio,” the director wrote in the caption.
You can check out Sandberg’s slideshow of his transformation below!
We all have a superhero inside us; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In the case of Billy Batson (Asher Angel), by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult super hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), 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 (Strong).
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The cast includes Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Wizard, and Mark Strong (Kingsman) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (This is Us); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (Fresh Off the Boat); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (Hawaii Five-0). Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) and Marta Milans (Killer Women) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.
Directed by David F. Sandberg from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, Shazam! is now playing in theaters everywhere.