‘Shazam!’ Star Zachary Levi Shares His Thoughts On Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’

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Zachary Levi, star of the DC Comics film Shazam! shares his thoughts on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. 

On his official Instagram profile, Zachary Levi wrote some of his thoughts on the film. Zachary Levi gives his over 1.5 million followers a word of warning regarding the film’s “real” and “gritty” tone, but sings the praises of Joker as a film that transcends the comic book genre and shares his respect to Joaquin Phoenix and the film’s director Todd Phillips.

You can read Shazam! star Zachary Levi’s thoughts on Joker down below:


Interestingly enough, Zachary Levi added a caption to his post expressing that viewers should just see Joker for themselves to see whether or not they believe in the hype behind Joaquin Phoenix’s film amidst the constant media attention and controversy surrounding it.

Zachary Levi also goes on to congratulate DC Comics for another successful film in 2019. Earlier this year, he starred in Shazam! as the titular superhero. Shazam! was critically acclaimed and much of the positive reviews singled out Zachary Levi’s performance as the adult superhero alter ego of young Billy Batson (Asher Angel). A Shazam! sequel is currently in development.

With Joker in theaters and Shazam! available on home video, do you agree with Zachary Levi’s thoughts on DC Comics succeeding? What did you make of Joaquin Phoenix’s film? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Zachary Levi, Shazam! and Joker.

Here is the synopsis for the film:

Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Joker is in theaters now.

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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