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Shazam Star Zachary Levi Regrets DC “Not Tapping into the Larger Audience” Like Marvel Movies Do

Shazam Star Zachary Levi Regrets DC “Not Tapping into the Larger Audience” Like Marvel Movies Do

Zachary Levi finally speaks up and shares his sentiments regarding the recent happenings at DC Studios, the future of Shazam, and what he thinks about the previous DC Extended Universe. There have been hints that he might stick around in the new era of DC, and in a social media post, Levi defended James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Shazam Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi in Shazam!

Levi is all cozied up eating seaweed chips and drinking root beer as he addresses the new state of the studio on his Instagram. There has been a lot of buzz in the past few weeks about Gunn obliterating Henry Cavill’s Superman and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam despite their efforts in bringing the characters back on screen.

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Zachary Levi On DC Studios And Shazam: Fury Of The Gods

The Shazam actor started his statement by acknowledging that he is aware of the chatters going around on social media.

I’ve seen a lot of chatter. I’ve seen a lot of people online saying so many things, and a lot of those things are just blatantly false, just blatantly wrong takes.”

He admitted not knowing everything that was happening backstage, and professed his admiration for Walter Hamada, but also defended the company’s decision to install new CEOs, Gunn and Safran.

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Shazam: Fury of the Gods

The actor also talked about Shazam and hyped up fans for the upcoming sequel next year:

I’m so grateful to play Shazam… At this point, I’m still that character. I’ve not had any outgoing conversations with the bosses. We have a movie that is literally coming out in March, and guys, it’s even better than the first one, and the first one was really fucking good. I think you are really going to enjoy the next Shazam: Fury of the Gods.”

Finally, Levi noted that while his movie is not “as dark and as brooding” as other DC movies out there, Shazam is supposed to be fun. He hopes that fans would give themselves the luxury to enjoy it. “Whether it succeeds or doesn’t succeed, I will trust James Gunn and Peter Safran,” Levi also added.

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On DC Extended Universe In Comparison To Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Shazam: Fury of the Gods

It is inevitable for anyone not to make any comparison between the two giant franchises. After all, they are the ones dominating the box office. Despite showing his complete support for DC, Levi wishes that the team would try to reach a much larger audience as Marvel Studios did.

Up until this point there have been DC movies that made some happy… but they are not tapping into the larger audience. Marvel was very successful in that, bringing as many people to the table.”

Levi also noted that he has no idea what is going to happen to his character, but he believes that it is in a good position. However, he also does not hold on too tight to the franchise in case the studio decides to let it go, once and for all.

The Shazam star concludes that Gunn did a great job with the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad. “He understands comic books, guys, he understands world-building,” adds Levi.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods will arrive in theaters on March 17, 2023.

Source: Cosmic Book News

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.