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