Zachary Levi hopes for a Wonder Woman cameo in Shazam! movie

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Jan 8, 2018

The DCEU may be in flux, but there is one thing for certain: Wonder Woman is pretty much universally loved. The box office suggests it, fan response suggests it, and now a soon-to-be member of the universe is making his wondrous thoughts known, too.

Zachary Levi, who plays the titular role in the upcoming Shazam! movie, jumped at the chance to say that Wonder Woman would be his pick for a DCEU cameo. In an interview with ET, Levi enthusiastically proclaimed that Wonder Woman "is awesome."

“I think getting a cameo from anybody would be super cool, but I just think Gal Gadot is so effervescent. She has such a charm. And she seems like a really cool broad. Like, she was in the Israeli army. She’s a mom. And I’m like, ‘You seem like you’re grounded and cool, and you’re Wonder Woman, and you rock.’ And I think it would be really funny to have the 14-year-old Billy Batson inside of Shazam that’s really awkward around this beautiful Amazonian. I just think that would be really awesome.”

Details on the plot of Shazam! are being kept under wraps, and there has been no mention of any DC cameos. But since both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes tend to see familiar characters pop up at times, it certainly seems like a cameo is a possibility.

Shazam! follows Billy Batson, a young orphan who discovers he can turn into an adult superhero when he utters the word "Shazam." It's safe to say that Levi is excited for the role; he previously compared it to Tom Hanks in Big, and in the ET interview says it's like that movie meets Superman. But it's the character's attitude that really has him stoked.

“I get to be a superhero that’s excited about being a superhero, and I think that’s refreshing ... It’s not glum, and like, ‘Oh, I have to save the world again.' So I think it’s all really gravy.”

The film is currently scheduled for an April 5, 2019, release, with David S. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation) directing and Asher Ansen playing young Billy.

Given your druthers, who would be your choice for a DCEU cameo in the Shazam! movie?