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Shazam's Meagan Good Thought She Was Cast in Shaquille O'Neal's Kazaam 2

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Whereas followers of Shazam! may not instantly affiliate the title with former NBA participant Shaquille O’Neal’s 1996 genie film, Kazaam, one solid member has confessed such confusion.

In an interview with CBR’s Bryan Cairns, actor Meagan Good revealed that her casting because the grownup model of Darla Dudley initially concerned a hilarious false impression. “When I ended up getting Darla Dudley, I had no idea what I was auditioning for — like zero,” she mentioned. “I went in and pretended to be a 10-year-old, which was totally up my alley because I am very weird. When I found out, two weeks later, that I got it, I was like, ‘What is it?’ They were like, ‘Shazam!‘ I was like, ‘With Shaquille O’Neal?’ They were like, ‘No, that’s Kazaam. This is Shazam!‘”

Although Good was initially unfamiliar with Shazam, she did some digging after receiving the position. Upon discovering that Darla was a younger lady within the supply materials, the actor turned thrilled to play a personality who may act as a job mannequin for feminine followers. “It’s been a fun character to play, to get my goofy side out, and to work with [actor] Faithe Herman, who is little Darla. In this next installment, I think I am 12 or 13 now,” Good concluded.

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser, Kazaam was a type of superhero movie, one created earlier than the style was popularized by the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Prolonged Universe. It facilities on a younger boy named Max Conners, performed by actor Francis Capra. When Max enters an deserted constructing whereas operating away from his bullies, he by chance discovers a boombox containing Shaq’s titular character, Kazaam, a 5,000-year-old genie who claims he can grant three of Max’s needs. The movie obtained largely detrimental evaluations on the time of its launch, with critics slamming Kazaam for its generic story and unimaginative characters. Shaq himself obtained criticisms for his efficiency because the titular genie.

As for Shazam!, director David F. Sandberg beforehand claimed followers shall be happy with the movie’s upcoming sequel and expressed his pleasure for Shazam! Fury of the Gods‘ December premiere. Star Zachary Levi equally acknowledged that Fury of the Gods is a step up for the collection, with the actor claiming that the returning solid was extra in tune with their roles this time round. He additionally praised author Henry Gayden for his work on the script, alongside actors Lucy Liu and Helen Mirren, who will play the sequel’s sister-antagonists, Kalypso and Hespera, respectively.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods descends into theaters on Dec. 21.

Supply: CBR

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