How Zachary Levi Landed Shazam with the Help of James Gunn

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How Zachary Levi Landed Shazam with the Help of James Gunn
James Gunn helped Zachary Levi land the lead role in Shazam! Levi starred in the movie, which hit theaters earlier this year. It was directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, which brought in elements of Tom Hanks' 1980s classic Big. Levi proved to be perfect for the role of the adult version of Billy Batson and received heaps of praise from fans and critics.

James Gunn took part in an Instagram Q&a over the weekend and was asked whether or not it was true that Zachary Levi tried out for the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Pratt ended up getting the role, but it is true that Levi tried out. With that being said, the actor left a big impression on the director. He had this to say about Levi trying out for Star-Lord.
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