From Big Shot to Shazam, how Zachery Levi landed in comedy Superhero movie

DCEU another superhero movie Shazam! released few weeks back on April 5. The movie was directed by Daved F. Sandberg and stars Zachery Levi along with Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou. Well, the movie received positive reviews and was critically acclaimed for the light-tone, humour, stunning storyline and performances of both young and adult Billy Batson. The story follows a fourteen year old kid eventually becoming powerful superhero just by reciting a word “SHAZAM.”

But making just a movie is not a worthy. For a decent movie, you need a wise selection of the characters and it seems Shazam did pretty satisfactory job there. But finding the appropriate character is never going to be simple as abc. Initially Armie Hammer and John Cena were the prime target for the main character. Zachery Levi almost played another character in the movie before he was officialy confirmed. The credit goes to the director Sandberg who watched his clip and approved for the role of main man. “Yeah, well it’s kind of a funny story with Zach, actually, because his self-tape that he sent in was actually for adult Freddy,” Director David F Sandberg clarified. “But when I saw his tape I was like, ‘Well, this guy is clearly Shazam’.”

Zachery Levi started his film career from FX television movie Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie. When he docked for the role of Chuck in 2007 Chuck movie, the actor was praised for his role that eventually granted him his first accolade. Zachery even starred in MCU movie Thor: The Dark World and Ragnarök. This guy even took his feet in music industry and well actually he is a pretty good singer. Katharine McPhee performed Terrified featuring Zachary Levi.

The actor is recently in news for showing up fake muscle in Shazam. But actually it is not. It was the conclusion of working out for 18 months with number of trainers. “I’m so grateful. I got paid to get into the best shape of my life,” Levi said Men’s Health. “I’m stronger now than I’ve ever been, and am so invested in my own health and wellness.”