Zachary Levi Discusses Future As Shazam Underneath New DC Management

Shazam! star Zachary Levi has shared his ideas on James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios hiring.

Zachary Levi made his debut because the grownup, superpowered model of Asher Angel’s Billy Batson in 2019’s Shazam! earlier than reprising the function for its sequel Fury of the Gods, which is at present slated to hit theaters in 2023. Which Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC Universe now within the palms of James Gunn and Peter Safran, Levi’s future as Shazam is at present unsure.

Throughout a recent appearance at Comedian-Con Portugal, Zachary Levi praised the brand new DC Universe regime and shared that he hopes to proceed enjoying Shazam. “I’m certain most of you realize who James Gunn is, as a result of he’s made all types of unimaginable motion pictures and tv exhibits, like Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad and stuff,” Levi advised followers in attedance. “He’s one in every of my bosses now, which is dope. Additionally, he’s a buddy of mine, in order that makes him even cooler.”

“After which, Peter Safran, who’s his associate, is my producer — he produces the film Shazam,” Levi continued. “So your query is, ‘If these are my two bosses, is there a plan and a future for Shazam?’ I’d say ‘Yeah, I’d hope so. I’d hope so.’ As a result of these are my buddies, and in the event that they don’t have a plan, then they aren’t my buddies anymore. No, sir.”

Again in 2019, Zachary Levi revealed that James Gunn was the one who urged him for the function of Shazam to Peter Safran. Levi had a historical past with Gunn as he auditioned for Star-Lord within the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, shedding the function to Chris Pratt.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg lately introduced that the film has already been accomplished forward of its launch in 2023. The primary official trailer for the sequel made its debut throughout this 12 months’s San Diego Comedian-Con, with a brand new sneak peek anticipated to reach within the coming weeks.

Along with Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom are additionally at present in numerous phases of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all 4 DC Universe motion pictures set to hit theaters subsequent 12 months. Will the characters from these motion pictures make appearances within the new DCU? Solely Gunn and Safran know.

David F. Sandberg directed Shazam! Fury of the Gods from a script written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan, Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The movie stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, D.J. Cotrona, Grace Caroline Currey, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Millans, Cooper Andrews, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods opens on March 17, 2023. Keep tuned for all the most recent information concerning the way forward for the DC Universe and you should definitely subscribe to our YouTube channel for extra content material!

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