Shazam! star Zachary Levi is gearing up for production on the upcoming DC film and it appears audiences can expect a “refreshing” entry in the superhero genre. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Levi expressed his excitement about playing a superhero and revealed that he would love to see Wonder Woman make a cameo appearance in Shazam!.
Levi commented on how he is excited to star in the film and likened the project to both the Tom Hanks comedy Big and Superman:
“I can’t tell you much, as you can probably imagine, but what I can say is I am just out of my mind excited! I get to do my version of Big, basically. It’s like Superman meets Big, and that’s just so fun.”
Levi also discussed how his hero will stand apart from many others:
“I get to be a superhero that’s excited about being a superhero, and I think that’s refreshing. It’s not glum, and like, ‘Oh, I have to save the world again.’ So I think it’s all really gravy.”
When asked which DC hero he would like to see make a cameo appearance in Shazam!, Levi explained why Wonder Woman is his top choice:
“I think getting a cameo from anybody would be super cool, but I just think Gal Gadot is so effervescent. She has such a charm. And she seems like a really cool broad. Like, she was in the Israeli army. She’s a mom. And I’m like, ‘You seem like you’re grounded and cool, and you’re Wonder Woman, and you rock. And I think it would be really funny to have the 14-year-old Billy Batson inside of Shazam that’s really awkward around this beautiful Amazonian. I just think that would be really awesome.”
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Plot details for Shazam! are currently under wraps, though most tellings of the comic book story depict Billy Batson as an orphan child who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by an ancient Wizard.
Directed by David F. Sandberg from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemk, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.
Shazam! is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Tonight