Zachary Levi Says Shazam Holds a "Really Special" Place in the New DC Universe!

Author: S.C/ February 19, 2023

The first Shazam! movie introduced audiences to a fresh take on the superhero genre, with Zachary Levi bringing a lighthearted and comedic touch to the titular character. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $366 million worldwide and receiving praise for its humor and heart, which ultimately led to a sequel Shazam!:Fury of the Gods.

In a recent interview with IGN, Levi hinted at the possibility of his version of Shazam continuing on in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new DC Universe. “Knowing that we’ve been able to make something that’s really special and knowing that our producer boss Peter Safran and James Gunn are now our new bosses, and they’re wonderful and talented and I think we get to be a really special part of the DC Universe moving forward,” he said. “That’s all really cool. So, you know, kudos to all of it.”

Gunn has previously suggested that the new DCU will incorporate elements from the former DC Extended Universe, opening the door for Levi’s Shazam to continue past Fury of the Gods. Levi has also denied rumors of his departure from the franchise, assuring fans that he is “Gucci.”

While Levi seems optimistic about his future with the franchise, his co-star Grace Caroline Currey, who plays Mary Bromfield, recently suggested that her future with the franchise is uncertain. Despite this, Currey expressed her excitement for the future of the DCU under the leadership of Gunn and Safran. “I think we’re in incredible hands,” she said.

Fans of the Shazam! franchise can look forward to the upcoming Fury of the Gods, which will see Levi reprise his role as Billy Batson and his adult-sized alter ego. The film promises to expand the Shazam Family with the addition of new characters, played by Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu. Fury of the Gods is set to hit theaters on March 17.

Levi’s take on Shazam has been praised for its humor and heart, with the actor bringing a unique charm to the character. The success of the first film and the potential for Shazam to continue on in the new DCU bodes well for the future of the franchise. Levi himself has expressed his excitement for what’s to come, telling fans to “just breathe” in the face of rumors about a DCU reboot. “It’s gonna be okay. It’s gonna be better than okay,” he said.

With the combination of Levi’s comedic timing and the vision of Gunn and Safran, the future of Shazam and the DCU as a whole looks bright. Fans can’t wait to see what’s in store for the World’s Mightiest Mortal.

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