James Gunn Confirms Zachary Levi was considered for Star-Lord role

Zachary Levi may have played the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, there was a time this Shazam! Star caught the eye of the director James Gunn. Before Chris Pratt, James Gunn considered Levi to cast for the role. Later the filmmaker Ultimately settled on Pratt. Years ago, before the release of The Guardians of Galaxy, this news circulated Hollywood, which then turned out to be a rumour. But Gunn recently, on Sunday morning, confirmed the news on his Instagram fan QnA story. Levi had brief roles in Thor and Thor: The Dark World before marvel passed on recasting him.
James Gunn, after this, recommended him to the Shazam! Producer Peter Safran.

James Gunn Confirmation

James Gunn On Levi

James Gunn On Levi

Gunn confirms, saying how amazing Levi is. As a result, When Peter Safran asked for a recommendation for Shazam!, Gunn suggested Levi. James thinks Levi would be good for the Warner Bros Superhero solo film. He agrees it’s only Zachary Levi’s talent that got him the role rather than his recommendation.

Zachary Levi on Shazam and his role

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Zachary Levi in Shazam!

Levi, long before on his Instagram story, showed his gratitude on the same. Zachary thanked this Guardians of Galaxy director for his role in the Casting process.
He appreciated Gunn for seeing the potential in him and sharing that opinion with another. We can well understand that the Shazam! Role surely changed Levi’s celebrity status.
They may also probably get to work together at some point soon. Gunn is currently directing The Suicide Squad sequel for Warner Brothers as you read this. As we know, David Ayer launched this mega villain ensembling franchise.

A scene from Shazam

A scene from Shazam

Zachary Levi will soon be working on his next project, Shazam! 2. He thinks the sequel is well deserved as he feels the part one is a box office hit
The internet declared the movie did insanely as a movie when compared to others. Yet for a DC character origin story, Levi thinks the movie did fabulously great.

Source: ComicBook

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