Zachary Levi, star of DC Films’ upcoming Shazam! has made it known that he wants to battle Henry Cavill’s Superman in the future.
Shazam! is set to make is debut in the DC Films universe and the hero looks to be inspired by Cavill’s Superman in the film. Cavill’s return as Superman in the cinematic universe is currently unknown, however, the actor is rumored to cameo in Shazam! Levi revealed to Entertainment Weekly at San Diego Comic-Con how much he would love to face the Man of Steel in the future:
“Shazam and Superman have iconic battles throughout the history of their comic books. Because, in fairness, Captain Marvel/Shazam is the only one that could ever have a chance at beating Superman — and has. Listen, Cavill. I’m not trying to start anything, but don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing. Yeah, that would be pretty fun to do that.”
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Djimon Hounsou as The Wizard and Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana.
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).”
Shazam! is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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