Zachary Levi revealed he’d love to see a live-action movie adapt Kingdom Come, regardless of whether he reprised his Shazam! role or not.
One of the most fascinating Elseworlds tales in comics is undoubtedly Mark Waid and Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come, which imagines the ageing heroes of the DC universe as they go up against a violent new wave of younger super-beings.
The scope of the story is huge, but also has plenty to say in its analysis of superheroes, myths and legends.
And Shazam! star Zachary Levi recently revealed that he’d love to see the story brought into live-action.
When asked on Twitter about what he thinks of Kingdom Come and the way it uses Shazam in its story, Zachary Levi called the critically acclaimed comic “transcendent”, noting that it has a masterful way of discussing humanity.
We’ve already seen some elements from Kingdom Come in live-action, with Brandon Routh playing that Earth’s version of Superman in The CWverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.
Maybe one day Zachary Levi’s Shazam and Routh’s Superman can battle it out in a Kingdom Come adaptation.
I have. And I wholeheartedly agree. Would love to see that happen, whether I’m involved or not. @thealexrossart and @MarkWaid created something no short of transcendent in that piece. It speaks to so many facets of the human condition, using superhuman characters. Superb. https://t.co/m559CUssqI
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) February 15, 2021
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Here is the official synopsis for the Shazam! movie:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.
In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.
Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly?
Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Directed by David F Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Zachary Levi’s Shazam! and Kingdom Come, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!
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