Zachary Levi Originally Didn't Want to Audition for SHAZAM!
It is hard to imagine a world where Zachary Levi does not play the role of Shazam. With all the ads and social media reminders as well as news articles about Shazam! it has cemented Levi as Shazam for better or worse. At least until Warner Bros. and DC reboot the movie in 10 years. However, there was a good chance that we were never going to have him as the 14-year old superhero in a grown man’s body. Producer Peter Safran recently talked to CB about the fact that Levi originally turned down the offer to audition for the role before changing his mind months later.
I am personally thankful that Levi changed his mind and I think he’s perfect for the role. He is one of the reasons I am genuinely excited for Shazam!. You can see Levi play the superhero on April 5, 2019.