Zachary Levi, the (adult) interpreter of the superhero Shazam in the homonymous film by DC and Warner Bros., celebrates the anniversary of his move to Toronto for the shooting of the film with an Instagram post.
The American actor Zachary Levi, who before becoming part of the DC Universe superheroes was mainly known for the role of Chuck Bartowski in the NBC Chuck television series and for having lent his face to Fandral, one of the Three Warriors, the Thor’s faithful companions in adventures, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wanted to pay homage to a very special occasion for him.
In fact, the anniversary of his move to Toronto falls today, where work has begun for Shazam! , the successful film starring him, of which a sequel has already been announced.
“This last year has been really interesting. The last few years, actually. Two years ago I moved for the fourth time to Toronto to start working on @shazammovie, one of the greatest gifts they have ever given me”, he writes on Instagram, recalling his personal battle against depression, which he spoke about several times very openly on social networks “When they first offered me the opportunity to audition for Shazam!” I refused. I didn’t feel up to a similar role. Then came therapy. Then I finally started to love myself. And then came the miracle that it was this role that changed my life. “
At the bottom of the news, you can find Levi’s post in full, together with the drawing of the cartoonist Jim Lee.
Shazam! 2 will hit theaters on April 1, 2022.
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This last year has been fascinating. The last few, actually. Two years ago today I was moving to Toronto, for the 4th time 3 years, to begin working on @shazammovie, one of the single greatest gifts I’ve ever been handed. Ironically, just 4 months prior, I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to live anymore. My goals, and visions, and hopes, and dreams, and therefore expectations for myself, have always been a lot. So much so that when I surveyed my life a few years back, I genuinely felt like I was failing it. Failing myself. Failing my family. Failing the world. I didn’t feel worthy of the love that was around me. I didn’t feel worthy of any of the things I had achieved up to that point. And, when presented with an opportunity to audition for Shazam! the first time, I turned down the opportunity as I ultimately didn’t feel worthy of such a role. Then came therapy. Then came the beginning of finally loving myself. And THEN came the miracle that was me stepping into this life changing role. I will no doubt be on the journey of self love for the rest of life, and I’m so grateful for the lessons and strength found thru the darkness. But I will also be forever indebted to @ponysmasher, Peter Safran, @rbpix, and everyone at @newlinecinema and @wbpictures and @dccomics, for believing I was worthy of wearing this cape, even while I was still learning to believe that myself. 🙏 . (Thank you, @jimlee, for this incredible artwork. You’ve always been one of my favorite comic artists. And now you’re my friend. 🤯🙌)