Since photos surfaced of Zachary Levi in full costume on the set of “Shazam,” he has batted off accusations that he is using padding to fill out his physique, leading to a swipe at an article by Men’s Health that said “we’re still not buying it.”
Last week, Levi first responded to the padding accusations by posting a photo taken by his trainer, Eric Blackmon, showing off the results of intense workouts to prepare to play the DC superhero.
– Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) March 23, 2018
But the Men’s Health article said that despite Levi’s gains, his biceps still look smaller than how they look in the set photos released three weeks ago.
– Geeks WorldWide (@The_GWW) March 8, 2018
– Men’s Health Mag (@MensHealthMag) March 30, 2018
Levi’s simply shrugged off the article with a reply on Twitter:
Well, it’s a good thing I’m not selling anything then. Also, slow news day? ??’?♀️ https://t.co/ohEUdnL6pM
– Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) March 30, 2018
Despite what has been jokingly referred to by fans as “LeviGate,” Levi has remained enthusiastic about the project, regularly posting pictures on social media of his time in the makeup trailer and on set. He even compared the immense amount of hair gel he used to get Shazam’s famed slicked-back do to LazyTown villain Robbie Rotten.
Whether he’s packing muscle or padding, Levi will fly into the DC Universe when “Shazam” hits theaters on April 5, 2019.
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