‘Shazam!’: Zachary Levi Breaks Down Why Batman Is Cooler Than Superman

Shazam Batman Zachary Levi Voice SupermanShazam! star Zachary Levi and director David F. Sandberg explain what makes Batman cooler than Superman.

Batman and Superman are two of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time. Due to the fact that they are different in so many ways, and have clashed multiple times because of this, fans over the years have debated which of the heroes is better than the other. Shazam! hits theaters next month and star Zachary Levi recently teamed up with director David F. Sandberg to make the case for why Batman is cooler than Superman.

Zachary Levi and David F. Sandberg were recently talking to Fandango and were asked why Batman was cooler than Superman. David F. Sandberg began by explaining why he feels the Dark Knight is the coolest of the two.

“He’s just more moodier and cooler.”

Zachary Levi then jumped in and explained why he feels the Caped Crusader is cooler than Superman.

“Yeah, like a playboy. The whole Bruce Wayne thing is really cool and he’s a billionaire. Yeah, he’s got issues. I mean, Superman’s got issues too but Superman is the ultimate boy scout.

He will always choose good and he also has that almost like Spock meets boy scout. Because he’s an alien so he sees things much more logically and less emotionally than humans do. But, that also kinda makes you a bit of a square, right?”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Shazam! as soon as more information becomes available. Do you agree with Zachary Levi and his take on the iconic DC heroes? Do you prefer Batman to Superman as well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.

Source: Fandango

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

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  • Andre souza

    I prefer Superman because he is the greatest hero of all time, the one who brings hope and inspires all mankind (including other heroes). Sad to see that it is fashionable for everyone to say that Batman is better, I do not understand the need to demean Superman and to magnify the Batman that is already popular. If it depends on the people, Superman will only be remembered to make the Batman bigger, congratulations Dc and Warner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      When they need the big guns they call in Supes to save the day. I love Batman too, but Supes is da man.

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  • STARMAN

    David Fucck Sandberg and the jerk Zachary Levi suck!!
    Superman is the BEST!
    He is not a boyscout. Superman is a fearless hero with a good heart, the ultimate champion of the common man.

  • STARMAN

    David Fucck Sandberg and the jerk Zachary Levi suck!!
    Superman is the BEST SUPER-HERO OF ALL TIME!
    He is not a boyscout. Superman is the fearless champion with a good heart, and I’m not going to watch Shazam, assssholes.