Zachary Levi has spoken and making Warner Brothers’ ‘Shazam!’ was more fun than making Disney’s ‘Thor’ movies! Levi has gone on the record to defuse the idea that there is a rivalry between the DC and Marvel movies, publicly defending Disney/Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’ when it debuted just weeks before ‘Shazam!’, when supposed DC fans began bombarding the Marvel flick with negative reviews.
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But while attending MegaCon in Orlando, he was asked which movie was more fun to make. He was somewhat diplomatic, rhetorically asking, “Everything’s a competition, isn’t it?” But let’s face it, he had very little screen time as swordsman Fandral in ‘Thor: The Dark World’, and barely appeared in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ before his character was unceremoniously killed off. On the other hand, he was the star of ‘Shazam!’, and it was very clear from the finished film that he had a BLAST making this movie.
As he continued:
“Well, I mean, I had more fun working for DC. I mean, I got to be my own superhero with DC, bro. It was super cool that I was cast, although I wasn’t able to do the first Thor, I was cast in that by Kenneth Branagh, who I think is an incredible talent.
“This is so dope, and we had some fun, but we didn’t really do all that much. I mean, anyone who saw the movie, you should know, they didn’t really go that direction with the movie, so I didn’t have that much to do. So, I couldn’t possibly have had as much fun as going and being my own guy, who by the way, again, is a 14-year-old in a superhero adult body. The fun and funny and joy and heart, and everything that comes from a premise like that… that’s a fun movie!
“I’m so grateful that I get to do stuff like that, so yeah, DC… for life!”
Literally! Fandral was straight-up killed, and not dusted by Thanos. So he won’t be back. But plans are already underway for a ‘Shazam!’ sequel, and there could always be more.
Did you prefer Zachary Levi in ‘Shazam!’ or the ‘Thor’ movies?
‘Shazam!’ will be available to blow up your Blu-ray player on July 16th!