It’s not… okay, so it is every day that people cast in comic book adaptations get to meet their heroes, idols, and the folks who are responsible for writing and drawing the very comic book characters that actors play and whom we enjoy seeing on the big and small screen. And now Shazam! star Zachary Levi, he’s gotten to meet one of the big ones. Yes, the very Jim Lee himself.
Indeed, with New York Comic-Con taking place right now, it’s not out of left field for stars and famous faces in the industry to cross paths, and this is exactly what happened with Zachary Levi and Jim Lee, well known to many as an artist and writer within the comic book industry, in particular with DC Comics right now. And the Shazam! star had a moment to take a photo with the DC Comics writer and artist, which he shared on his Instagram page along with the caption: “I grew up on this man’s comics, and now he’s my boss. Life is strange. And amazing. And wonderful. And mind blowing. And humbling. And…and yeah. All that. 🙏 @dccomics @shazammovie #NYCC”
Here, have a look at the Shazam! star meeting Jim Lee in the photo below:
So in a way, you have two titans- no, not those Titans- of the DC Universe in some form or fashion coming together. In a way, it makes you wonder, would you want to see a comic creator like Jim Lee pop up for a quick cameo in Shazam!? After all, you see Stan Lee in practically every Marvel adaptation- whether it’s Sony, Marvel Studios, or Fox- so could the same be applicable for DC adaptations as well?
What do you think of the photo between Levi and Jim Lee? And are you excited for Shazam!? Let us know in the comments below.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Faithe Herman, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou. The film will hit theaters next year on April 5, 2019.