Today’s podcast covers the big casting news of Zachary Levi in Shazam! plus some Flashpoint Batman talk and Tim Burton’s Superman Lives project.
Zachary Levi has been cast for the lead role in Shazam! – The Hollywood Reporter
- Levi is known for Chuck, Flynn Rider in Tangled, and Fandral in Thor 2 and 3
- Other candidates included John Cena, Derek Theler, Zane Holtz, Billy Magnussen, and Jake McDorman
- Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Slayer and Goosebumps) now listed as screenwriters; Lemke was reported as writer in 2014 (Variety)
- Seemingly confirms Peter Safran (Annabelle: Creation and Aquaman) as a producer
- Instagram – Levi says he’ll “be in the gym for the rest of forever.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan asked about Flashpoint Batman on Jimmy Kimmel (YouTube)
- Doesn’t confirm anything, seems a bit squeamish to answer.
Twitter question from @BatmanJurassic – “Will WB ever make an animated version of Tim Burton Superman Lives?”
- In reference to reports that Michael Jelenic pitched an adaptation to WB
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