Symbolic!
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Zachary Levi’s Shazam, as we’ve seen from the one major look we’ve gotten of his costume, is something of a change of pace for the DC Extended Universe. He’s brightly colored, cheery, goofy, and he likes himself a soft drink (can you imagine Batfleck drinking a Dr. Pepper? I didn’t think so).

In contrast to the grimdark world of, say, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this is pretty funny. And now David F. Sandberg himself has gotten into the gag, with a small mashup edit posted to Twitter, juxtaposing the goofy cheer of Billy Batson with some of the moodiest stuff the DC film universe has to offer.

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The slurping sound effect is a nice touch. And Sandberg having a good sense of humor about his place in the universe is a very good sign for Shazam! Hopefully we get some gags like this in the film itself.

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