Zachary Levi says that a Chuck movie continuation of the action-comedy/spy-drama television series could potentially happen in the near future.
While there's been no official announcement yet, the Shazam! star said while guesting on Michael Rosenbaum's Inside of You podcast, that they're "close" to making something like a movie continuation of the fan-favorite television series which he starred in.
As reported by ComicBook.com, Levi said he's been trying to make a Chuck movie even before the television series was over and spoke about how a cast reunion via Zoom during the pandemic served as a "great reminder" to everyone involved about how great the show was.
"I've been trying to make a Chuck movie since before we even finished the show," said Levi in response to Rosenbaum's question whether he'd be open to doing more episodes of the series given the popularity of reboots and revivals these days.
"I was always like, for almost no money budget and no time, we were basically making a mini action movie every week anyway,” he said.
“And so, if we have a little more budget and a little more time, we could make some really killer little Chuck movies and put them online or whatever the heck. I've been literally trying to do this since 2012. And dude, I feel like the time is nigh,” added Levi. “Yeah, I've had some very good, promising conversations with the creators, Josh Schwartz, and Chris Fedak. We had a really lovely get-together and catch-up."
During the podcast session with Smallville's Rosenbaum, Levi thanked fans for their patience and said that he feels like they are getting close to making a movie happen in the future, which could potentially be distributed through one of the major streamers.
"I don't know if this is an official announcement or not, but I will tell you that for all of you have been patient, thank you for your patience, I have not stopped trying and I will not stop trying,” said Levi.
“I've joked that even if I'm a geriatric Chuck, we're gonna do it one day… But I think we're close to making something happen, which I'm super excited about,” enthused the actor. “And I think it works perfect because now, y'know, it's a Warner Bros. show, it's owned by Warner Bros., and I think that with all the streamers now and HBO Max, we could easily start making some movies and putting them there."
Chuck originally debuted on NBC in 2007 and ended up running for five seasons until 2012.
The series centered around Chuck Bartowski (Levi), a computer whiz who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend working for the CIA, that sends the only remaining copy of a program containing the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.
Chuck finds himself on top-secret missions, working alongside CIA Agent Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski), NSA Agent Colonel John Casey (Adam Baldwin), and his bumbling best friend Morgan Grimes (Joshua Gomez).