15 Nov 2017 2:09 PM +00:00 UTC

Zachary Levi Describes 'Shazam' As 'Big' With Super Powers

The future of the DCEU has been a point of interest for fans, now that Justice League will be showing in theaters this Friday. One of the more interesting films under the DCEU banner is 2019's Shazam, which has a young boy turn into a superpowered being by shouting the word SHAZAM. While the film is still a long while away, Zachary Levi, the actor portraying the titular hero, described the upcoming film in an interesting way.

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During an interview with KTLA 5, Levi compared the film to the Tom Hanks classic Big, saying it was like that movie but with superpowers. It's an apt comparison since both films have kids that turn into adults, though only one of them is based on a popular superhero. This also suggests a lighter tone than previous films in the DCEU, though only time will tell if that's for certain.

"I mean that's what Shazam is. Billy Batson who's 13 gets this magical power, he says Shazam, he becomes Captain Marvel Shazam, long story we'll get into that later, and then he becomes me. So you've got to have the heart of that kind of Tom Hanks of the kid in you."

Levi was recently cast as Shazam, while Disney Channel star Asher Angel plays as Billy Batson, the boy who turns into the superhero. Mark Strong is also rumored to portray the film's antagonist Dr. Sivana. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was originally attached to the film as Black Adam but will star in a solo spinoff instead.

Shazam will come to cinemas on April 5, 2019.

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