Christian Actor Zachary Levi Lands Sequel to SHAZAM!
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Christian actor Zachary Levi will reprise his role in the sequel to the DC movie SHAZAM!
According to Deadline, Warner Brothers will release SHAZAM! 2 in April of 2022.
Entertainment Weekly notes, “The film is in addition to a Black Adam film in the works starring The Rock that’s supposed to begin shooting next year. Black Adam is a character who is typically Shazam’s arch-nemesis.”
SHAZAM! released in the spring of 2019. The plot centers on Levi’s character as he fights the Seven Deadly Sins.
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Movieguide® found SHAZAM! very family-friendly, except for some unneeded foul language and other unsavory material.
SHAZAM! is a superhero movie based on the DC comic book character of a young boy who gets magical powers that transform him into a superhero with an adult body. Billy Batson is a troubled orphan who has problems with the foster homes where he lives. One day, Billy is magically summoned by a wizard who informs him he’s been chosen to be the “Champion of Eternity” and to wield the power of Shazam. Billy thinks it’s a joke and accepts, but finds himself struck by lighting and transformed into an adult superhero body. At first, he thinks the superpowers are fun, but when a villain threatens the lives of others, Billy has to decide what kind of person he wants to be.
SHAZAM! is very well written and directed. The action scenes are exciting, and the humor is very funny. There are also positive messages about family, being selfless and some Christian allusions as well. Sadly, there’s also some magic, paganism, lots of foul language, and other unsavory material, so strong caution is advised for SHAZAM!, despite its positive qualities.
Levi is no stranger to family-friendly roles.
In 2011, Levi voiced the character, Flynn Ryder, in Disney’s TANGLED.
Levi also worked with Christian producer DeVon Franklin on the faith-filled movie THE STAR where he voiced Joseph. THE STAR won Movieguide®’s Epiphany Prize for Inspiring Movies in 2018.
In his interview with Movieguide® for THE STAR, Levi shared his thoughts on the need for Christians to make better movies.
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