) Actor Zachary Levi who now plays the most loved role of Shazam, a DC superhero, had auditioned for a role of a very prominent character in the MCU before bagging the role of Shazam.
) Levi, who was on very good terms with James Gunn (Director and co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy) auditioned for the iconic role of Star Lord at the suggestion of Gunn.
) In the end, it came down to Levi and Chris Patt, and the role went to Patt.
) Although Zachary Levi didn’t get the part of Star Lord that he wanted desperately, Gunn put in his vote of confidence for Zachary when he was auditioning for the role of Shazam.
) Peter Safran, the producer of Shazam, had called James while Zachary was auditioning for the leading role. James had given Safran his word of confidence and that’s how Levi bagged the role of Shazam that was released in 2019.
) The movie wasn’t an instant hit but Zachary’s portrayal of Shazam was. Audiences loved Levi to such an extent that the movie ended DCs spree of dark movies.
) Although Levi got most popular as Shazam, the actor has had a very successful career in TV and films before he bagged the role of a DC superhero.
) The actor featured in over 80 episodes of the hit TV show, Less than Perfect.
) His impeccable performance earned him another major break in the popular TV show, Chuck.
) Zachary went on to add another feather to his cap of having a multi-talented personality when he became the voice-over artist for the lead character of Flynn Rider in Disney’s hit animation, Tangled.
) Next on his list of major hits is his role as Shazam. Levi confesses that he connected with the funny personality of Shazam since he’s almost the same goofy person in his real-life too.
) Fans connected with his comic-timing so much that there’s already a sequel of Shazam lined up for release on December 12th, 2022.
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