Zachary Levi will soon be seen reprising his role as Shazam! in the upcoming sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods. However, there have been a lot of speculations lately about the fate of the actors in the DCU. These speculations are all thanks to the new heads of the business, James Gunn and Peter Safran.
With Henry Cavill unexpectedly being removed as Superman, despite a cameo in Black Adam and a few reports here and there about the future of DCU, one can’t help but wonder if Zachary Levi, too, will be bidding his DCU character goodbye with a last run in March. However, a few photos from Aspen rule in the favor of Zachary Levi’s Shazam!
Zachary Levi and Peter Safran in Aspen
If the terms actors and CEOs are on have any role in deciding the future of the actors then Zachary Levi is in the clear. The actor is on pretty good terms with DC Studios’ co-CEO, Peter Safran, as he vacations with him and his wife.
Natalia Safran shared a bunch of photos on her Instagram, two of which showed Levi having a great time with the couple in Aspen. While in one photo Levi is seen on the ski lift, in the other he poses with his snowboard. Safran even tagged the official Shazam! Instagram account in the second photo.
Safran’s a producer for the Shazam! franchise in addition to the fact that he is good friends with the lead actor. Not only Safran but James Gunn is also been referred to as a friend by Levi. So, if the photos are any indication of the coming future, it seems like Levi will be continuing with the DC Studios. After all, no one goes on a vacation with someone’s family if they are not on good terms, right?
Zachary Levi is Friends with the CEOs on One Condition
At the 2022 Comic-Con Portugal, the Tangled voice actor talked about his future in the DCU under the new leadership. Levi started off with nothing but praise for Gunn who he stated had made incredible projects. After that, he added that it was “dope” that he was now his boss and a friend of his too, which “makes him even cooler.” Next, Levi talked about the other half of the duo, Safran.
“And then, Peter Safran, who is his partner, is my producer – he produces the movie Shazam!. So your question is, ‘If those are my two bosses, is there a plan and a future for Shazam?’ I would say ‘Yeah, I would hope so. I would hope so.’ Because those are my friends, and if they don’t have a plan, then they are not my friends anymore. No, sir.”
It looks like not only is the Gunn-Safran duo in danger of losing out on one of their brilliant actors, but also one of their friends. With a “broad but not blanket reset” coming up for the DCU, there is a good chance that Levi gets to stay. All we have to do now is wait for an official confirmation which shouldn’t be too far from now. As Gunn stated, there would be announcements about some of the projects in their new slate.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is releasing in theatres on March 17, 2023.
Source: Instagram | Natalia Safran