Shazam! Fury of the Gods brings back Zachary Levi as the superpowered hero, but he recently recalled a real-life adversary that put him in the ER.
Zachary Levi is set to reprise his role as Billy Batson’s hero alter-ego in Shazam! Fury of the Gods this December and while the star’s on-screen persona may be ready to take on mighty adversaries, in real life he once discovered his nemesis to be a Nintendo Wii console. Levi recently told IMDb about an incident that happened not long after the interactive console was released in the US which ended with him having to visit the ER at 3 in the morning. Levi recalled:
“Okay, so what happened was – the Nintendo Wii had basically just come out. I unboxed it, it was like midnight. Me and a couple of buddies, and there are screens that come up before the game that say ‘hey make sure there’s nothing around you’ so we moved the couches like into the backyard, my entire living room was totally empty so we could be playing baseball and tennis and all that kind of stuff, and we were having a gas until about 2 in the morning, when we were playing tennis. I go to just Sampras this one over and what I failed to recognize is that I had a light fixture that was within arm’s extended reach right above me, it doesn’t say look above you in the opening screens – it says make sure nothing’s around you. And so I smashed through this glass this thick and like a half dome. I smashed through it and glass just exploded everywhere in the room. Then I dropped my Wii controller and it dangled from my wrist while blood started dripping from my hand, and I was like that’s one f or the ages. And then I had to tell an ER doctor at 3 in the morning why I was in the ER.”
Shazam! Fury of the Gods Could Yet Move Release Date
Earlier in the year, Shazam fans were given a surprise when it was announced the Shazam! Fury of the Gods would be bucking the last year’s trend of movies being constantly delayed and would be moving its release date forward from June 2023 to December 2022. The film is now expected to go up against James Cameron’s Avatar 2, but that could turn out not to be happening if new rumors are to be believed.
While there have been many changes to DCEU projects in the last few days, the cancellation of Batgirl has been dominating the headlines. Behind that news though, there are a number of rumors suggesting that some more changes could be coming to the release of the Shazam! sequel, as well as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. While there has been no official word on whether these delays will happen, there are still a number of changes happening within Warner Bros. Discovery that could see anything being possible in the coming year.
For now, fans are gearing up for the release of Shazam! Fury of the Gods on December 16 when Zachary Levi’s Shazam will take on the daughters of Atlas played by Helen Mirren, Rachel Zegler, Lucy Liu.