Zachary Levi has been hard at work getting a movie about Chuck made, and it looks like he’s making progress on his mission now.
A promising update has arrived for Mandrel fans who hope to see the series continue. Speaking recently with Michael Rosenbaum on the inside of you podcast, series star Zachary Levi addressed the status of the Chuck franchise. He discussed the fact that he was constantly trying to create new content for Chuck, believing that a movie would be the best way to move the story forward.
“I tried to make a Chuck movie before we even finished the show. Like, I was always like, for almost no money budget and no time, we were making a mini Chuck movie anyway. action every week. And so if we have a little more budget and a little more time, we could do some really killer little Chuck movies and put them online or whatever. I’m literally trying to been doing this since 2012. And man, I feel like the time is right Yeah, I had some really good promising conversations with creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, we had a really nice meeting and catching up.
Levi talks about how the cast put together a Mandrel reunion via Zoom during the pandemic and it was a total blast. The reunion also served as a “big reminder for everyone, just a special, magical show” the show was for everyone and how easy it was for them to get back into it. Although nothing has been officially cleared up yet, Levi believes we are closer than ever to getting a Mandrel film made after swearing never to give up on his quest to make this happen.
“I don’t know if this is an official announcement or not, but I will tell you that for all of you who have been patient, thank you for your patience, I haven’t stopped trying and I don’t “I won’t stop trying. I’ve joked that even though I’m a geriatric Chuck, we’re going to make it someday… But I think we’re about to shake things up, which I’m super excited. And I think it’s working perfectly because now, you know, it’s a Warner Bros. show, it’s owned by Warner Bros., and I think with all the streamers now and HBO Max, we could easily start making movies and putting them out there.”
Zachary Levi has been trying to make Chuck movies for years
Hopefully the progress is real this time around, but it’s worth noting that Levi seems more optimistic than ever. At one point in 2017, he opened up about his plans to make Mandrel movies and suggested he didn’t have much luck at the time. He thought Netflix would be a good avenue for them, but as several years have passed since then, it seems the streamer just isn’t interested.
Yet, as Levi now says, Warner Bros. has entered the streaming wars with the studio increasingly putting out exclusive content for viewers of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service. Maybe Netflix never gave any news Mandrel movies a chance, but with less red tape to go through on HBO Max, they might finally have a good home after all. Fans should cross their fingers.
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