'Shazam!' is set to hit US and UK theaters this Friday
Zachary Levi says he's not nervous about the reception he's going to get for his role in the new film "Shazam!," despite it being the first feature-length film based on the little-known superhero.
Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi at the World Premiere of "SHAZAM!" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 28, 2019. [Photo: IC]
"There's definitely responsibility that comes with that. And I want to honor that, But it doesn't make me nervous because I think what we made was something that genuinely does honor the character and the heart of the character and honors audiences through that. It's just a joyous ride for people to go on," said Levi.
"Shazam!" is an origin story about a jaded 14-year-old Philadelphia foster kid, Billy Batson, who's bestowed with superpowers by a wizard, played by Djimon Hounsou.
"He's a kid who's a little rough around the edges, having kind of been kicking around in the streets in some way, shape or form for a minute. And definitely trying to still find his identity. But the journey...the purity of his heart will shine through, through the entire bit of it and ultimately lands him right where he needs to be which is, you know, saving the world," according to Levi.
"Shazam!" is set to hit US and UK theaters this Friday.
(Story includes material sourced from AP)