Zachary Levi Reportedly Getting Booted Out as Shazam in New DCU

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James Gunn and Peter Safran's massive DC Universe shake-up has been the talk of the comic book film community for the last couple of weeks. It goes without saying that the DC Studios duo has drawn major flak over the creative decisions they've made so far but it turns out that we've barely scratched the surface. Now, a new rumor sheds light on the future of the actors heading into the revamped DCU.

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According to Twitter insider MyTimeToShineHello, the Peacemaker director is pretty much recasting the majority of the old DCU's cast, except for what's left of The Suicide Squad and Jason Momoa, who has been rumored to be getting recast from Aquaman to Lobo. The list includes basically every member of the Justice League cast, as well as Zachary Levi's Shazam! who is set to headline the upcoming sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods.


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As it stands, Gunn and Safran have yet to make things official so of course, it's still best to take this report with a massive grain of salt. I must say though, if Levi is in fact getting the boot, you have to feel sorry for the guy because despite the fact that Shazam! wasn't a commercial hit, it's still one of the better movies the old DCU has put out.

Hopefully, Gunn and Safran really now what they're doing but by the looks of things, they have a long way to go to win the fandom over, especially the folks who have been there since the beginning.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is slated for theatrical release on March 17, 2023.