DC Extended Universe consists of amazing films like Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and others. Last year, Shazam! made his entry into the superhero universe with Zachary Levi playing the titular role. The film received a good response from the audience.
In DC film Shazam!, Zachary Levi won hearts with his powerful performance. The film also had a humorous tone to it which is rarely seen in DC films. But do you know when Levi was called for an audition, he thought it was a waste of time? That’s our DC Trivia #8 for today. When the makers had contacted Zachary Levi for the audition, he gave them a rather shocking response.
In an interview with Cinema Bland, Zachary had revealed, “The truth is I had an appointment slip set up about two months before I got the job. My agency sent me an appointment slip for the role of Shazam in the movie Shazam! I knew that the Rock had been cast as Black Adam, and, so my first reaction is, ‘Why the hell are they sending me this right now?’ I emailed them, and I said, ‘Hey, aren’t they looking for a) massive stars, or, at the very least, b) someone who is a massive person.'”
The Shazam! actor added, “Even as a cursory Captain Marvel person, who knew very little, quite honestly, about the character at that point, I knew enough to know that. So, I emailed them back and I said, ‘Aren’t they looking for big stars or big guys?’ There was kind of a non-committal, ‘We’re not really sure.’ So, I said, ‘Well, I think I’m going to pass because I think that might be a waste of time.'”
All we can say is Zachary Levi’s entry into the DC world has brought more life. He’s amazing as Shazam! and no one else can play the part like he does!
That was our DC trivia for today. We will share more exciting or shocking facts about your favourite movies and superheroes every day.