Zachary Levi Comments on Gunn & the Upcoming Dcu “When You’re the Brother of the Guy Who Runs DC… You Get To Play Who You Want”


DCEU is counting its last days as the prime cinematic universe of DC comic characters. With the release of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ that era will be over, and the new thing, under the leadership of Gunn and Safran, is taking over. DCEU had its good moments, ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Aquaman,’ and the first ‘Shazam’ were all box office successes, and the general public genuinely liked them. What DCEU never got right was sequels and the overall flow of the story.

‘Shazam’ released in 2019, was a hit out of nowhere. It was a B-list character brought to the big screen that almost nobody except for the fans of the comics has heard of. Sadly, the sequel will go down in notoriety as one of the lowest-grossing DCEU movies ever. It wasn’t because of Levi’s performance, however, as the general consensus was that the guy was born to play Shazam.

Under Gunn’s leadership, some actors, such as Jason Momoa, will cross over to the new cinematic universe, albeit in a new role, as Momoa is heavily rumored to have ditched Aquaman to play Lobo. Sean Gunn, James’ brother, will also cross over from Suicide Squad’s Weasel into a more significant role of Maxwell Lord in ‘Superman: Legacy’ while also doing voice work for the upcoming ‘Creature Commandos’ animated project.


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Now, in an interview with, Levi commented on DCU, Gunn, and the chances of him staying a bit longer to reprise his role as Shazam. The interviewer asked him what are the odds of him taking the same path as Momoa and Sean Gunn, and boy, did Levi have something to say about it. Levi was at first confused by the question as he was seemingly unaware that Sean had played any major roles in the DCEU. (He didn’t). 

When you’re the brother of the guy who runs DC, I guess you get to play who you want. 

Levi is not the first person to point out Gunn’s nepotism, as he has been under fire recently. Some fans pointed out, however, that his brother gets only minor roles, with the exception of Maxwell Lord. 

In any case, it looks like Levi won’t be making a return as Shazam or any other character for that matter. 

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