Yesterday, a major bombshell was dropped in the form of the reveal of Zachary Levi being cast as SHAZAM! in the upcoming DC/New Line film. Many were surprised that Levi got the role (as he wasn’t mentioned in the rumors surrounding the fan-favorite character). Fans were a bit mixed in regards to Levi’s casting. Some though his comedic background would play well with the boy-turned-man-via-magic character. But, there was one recurring theme that worried many…
He’s skinny. He’s never been a muscle man, and yet, he’s playing one of the strongest beings in the DC Universe. Well, as the announcement came out, Zachary Levi posted on his Instagram page and not only talked about the role…but what he’s doing to prepare for it:
“Honored and greatly humbled to be a part of the #dcuniverse by bringing the original Captain Marvel to life. I am beside myself with gratitude, not only for this opportunity, but also the incredible outpouring of love and support from so many of you out there in the world. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be in the gym for the rest of forever.”
See? He’s already working out! And don’t forget one thing about a past superhero. Christian Bale? He was skinny, got pulled up for the first two Dark Knight films, then LOST all that muscle so he could be in The Fighter (which he won an Oscar for), THEN, bulked back up for Dark Knight Rises. So if he can do it, why not Levi?