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Asher Angel on Why Zachary Levi is Perfect for ‘Shazam!’

Published on September 1st, 2018 | Updated on September 1st, 2018 | By FanFest

The Shazam! movie is still months away from its release, but I do believe its one of the DC Comics movies we certainly need to look out for in the new year. Once that the first trailer dropped at San Diego Comic-Con at the end of July, people were surprised at how Zachary Levi was portraying Shazam.

I said it before, and I will repeat it, Billy Batson‘s story is very touching. I’m hoping for a very powerful movie where we get to see all the elements. I do believe that the trailer we saw at the end of July, was a perfect introduction to Shazam. It feels lighter than Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I can feel the underlying story trying to poke through the surface.

Asher Angel, the actor that will portray Zachary Levi‘s younger half in the film, recently had an interview with Variety where he explained why Zachary Levi is perfect for the role of Shazam.

“Zach, you’re the perfect Shazam because, I mean, we look alike, kind of, but he’s funny, we have a lot in common. I mean, he’s really a kid too. So he’s a kid and an adult. Zach, I love you, buddy. I can’t wait for what’s to come, and you’re the best so, SHAZAM!”

From what we have seen we totally agree with Asher Angel. Now, let’s hope this movie will land big in theaters because if there is one thing I believe in, is that Zachary Levi surely deserves this. His way of acting was always so real to me, which surprised me in his previous films. Plus, he’s one of us, and he gets to portray a superhero in a movie, which in my eyes is super cool. He’s a great example that it can happen for anyone if you’re willing to work for it.

Shazam! will hit theaters on April 5, 2019.


as seen on promo graphic


as seen on promo graphic