I love Zachary Levi. Ever since I saw him on Chuck, he became one of my favorite actors and one of my idols. Him being cast in Shazam is probably the reason I will see that movie. I also love the Tom Hanks' classic film, Big. The story of a boy who magically becomes an adult but with the mind of the child is just something I’ve felt I can relate to. That’s why I got excited when Levi mentioned to KTLA 5:
“The hope is that it’s gonna feel like the movie ‘Big’, but with superpowers... So, you’re gonna have the heart of that kind of Tom Hanks of the kid in you."
If they can pull this off (and I don’t doubt Levi’s acting ability on this) it is sure to be a hit. As more details unfold, I become more and more excited to see how Shazam! turns out. You can watch the video below of Levi sharing the insight.
Shazam is being directed by David Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) and it slated for April 5, 2019.