Zachary Levi Hitting The Weights For 'Shazam!'

Zachary Levi is in bulk mode for his titular role in DC's Shazam! movie.

The actor was recorded by his trainer Eric Blackmon hitting some unilateral rows during the film's production. "Does that say 08 pounds @ZacharyLevi?" Blackmon wrote on Twitter. "Well I guess it was left handed." Blackmon, of course, cracking a joke about the dumb bell in Levi's hand which actually boasts an 80 pound tag, an impressive weight for such an exercise.

Check out the video of Levi tossing the weight around below.

Levi had a little fun in response to Blackmon's joke. Mocking the motion of the exercise, Levi quoted Blackmon's tweet and wrote, "My goal is to be able to start any lawnmower, at any time, period." Keep going with those weights, and those lawnmowers won't stand a chance.

Check out Levi's tweet below.


Speaking to after Justice League's premiere, Levi promised he understood the necessity to bulk up for the role and was taking in an estimated 4,000 calories per day. He also expressed a great enthusiasm for portraying a character which is a teenager in a fully grown, adult super hero's body.

"We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard," the official Shazam! synopsis reads. "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)."

Shazam! 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 (TV’s Hawaii Five-O). Cooper Andrews of The Walking Dead and Marta Milans (Killer Women) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us) as the Wizard.

Shazam! is set for release on April 5, 2019.


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