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Zachary Levi has pitched a Shazam-Green Lantern buddy comedy
Photo: © ANP

Zachary Levi has pitched a Shazam-Green Lantern buddy comedy

Zachary Levi has pitched a Shazam-Green Lantern buddy comedy
Photo: © ANP

Zachary Levi has big plans for a third Shazam! movie.

In Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the second movie in the franchise, Billy Batson and his foster brothers and sisters join forces to take on the Daughters of Atlas. It received mostly negative reviews from critics and was also a box office bomb, earning just $133 million against a budget of $125m.

Still, Levi wants to play the character again, and wants to team up with Green Lantern.

"I think with the third iteration, obviously, he'd be a little bit older than that, and so kind of incorporating whatever that extra bit of growth and maturation and wisdom would be and, hopefully, just go on some really cool adventures with some other cool DC characters," he told ScreenRant.

"Nathan Fillion and I have been buddies for a really long time, and I think a Green Lantern/Shazam buddy-comedy would be so much fun. So, I don't know, something like that."

Was Fury of the Gods treated harshly by critics?

The future of the franchise, as well as Levy's future as Billy is now in massive doubt after the second movie's performance. But the lead star still insists the film was treated too harshly.

"I don't know what the future holds for it all because, unfortunately, the second movie was not as well received," he said on the FilmUp Podcast.

"The audience score is still quite good, but the critics' score was very oddly and perplexingly low, and people were insanely unkind. I'm not saying Shazam! Fury of the Gods is some perfect, Orson Welles-like masterpiece, but it's a good darn movie."

Levy believes that a vendetta from online trolls is ultimately what caused the movie to bomb.

"Hate, online hate and haters and trolls, and factions and all that has just gotten more galvanized in its toxicity," he continued.

"I think there are people who genuinely, unfortunately, want to destroy certain projects because they don't like them, or they don't like me, or they don't like other people involved in them or whatever."

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