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Zachary Levi Thinks Shazam! Could Be the DCEU's Guardians of the Galaxy

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DC's newest star Zachary Levi thinks Shazam! will do for the DC movie universe what Guardians of the Galaxy did for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warner Bros. is currently exploring all options when it comes to the future of their DC universe following the reception of Justice League, and outside of AquamanShazam! is one of the only other projects that still looks assured to come. The film has come together throughout the year and is in the final stages of pre-production before filming begins early next year.

Some of the more recent updates on Shazam! have been the ones fans have long been waiting for, with casting finally beginning to be announced. The confirmation of Levi in the lead role was the first to come, and Asher Angel will play the other half of the leading role as Billy BatsonShazam! is still a largely unknown character and his film will have a very different tone than previous DC movies, which is why Levi is thinking it can be DC's Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Levi was present at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in San Jose this weekend and was unsurprisingly caught talking about his upcoming superhero role. In doing so, he compared his solo movie to the franchise many deemed Marvel's biggest risk, thanks to the obscurity of the characters, but James Gunn's tone made it a huge hit. Levi believes Shazam! can do the same. Watch a portion of Levi's panel below, followed by the relevant quote.

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