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Zachary Levi responds to criticism of his performance in SHAZAM 2 by explaining his choices

Zechariah Leviit’s an overly silly performance as Shazam in DC Shazam! The fury of the gods was widely panned by critics and fans. The actor has now addressed this criticism and attempted to explain his creative choices.

When I watched the films, I understood what Levi was trying to do as as an adult he was trying to portray a teenager in different stages of a teenager’s life. The problem was that his energy was not consistent with the energy of the young actor Angel Asher. In fact, when Shazam was in his teenage form, there was more maturity in him than when he was Shazam. He was strange.

Levi now explains what he was trying to do by playing this character. Particularly with how he played the character in the sequel, Shazam! The fury of the gods, which was a box office bomb. During an interview with Screen Rant the actor stated:

“From the first film to the second, I tried to age him the way Billy ages, you know, in his true teenage form. Inside, he’s aging too. Obviously, in the first film, he was about 15, and in the second he’s 17, almost 18. So I tried to address that and work it into the character, which, ironically, in a way, almost made him feel a little more immature.

“But that’s because when he’s 15, he’s not trying to be a good kid, when he’s 17, he’s trying to be a good kid, he’s trying to be the leader, and he’s trying to show off that bravado more. “

Also, I always thought that Warner Bros. cast an actor who was too old to play the young version of Billy Baston, and when the sequel came out the actor looked much older. It didn’t work at all. Regardless, Levi still wants to play Shazam again in a third film, and said:

“I think with the third iteration, obviously, he would be a little bit older than that, and then he would incorporate whatever that extra bit of growth and maturation and wisdom might be and hopefully have some really cool adventures with some other cool ones DC characters.

“Nathan Fillion and I have been friends for a long time, and I think a comedy between Green Lantern and Shazam would be a lot of fun. So, I don’t know, something like that.”

Yes, although it might be fun later Shazam! The fury of the Gods crashed and burned at the box office, I seriously doubt we’ll ever see Levi as Shazam again. What do you think?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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