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Zachary Levi Cast in Alvin and the Chipumunks: The Squeakquel Sequel

Oh No: Zachary Levi Signs On for Chipmunks "Squeakquel"

It's not often that I see casting news that really makes me feel a sense of dread. I mean, sure, there are questionable decisions and projects that don't seem like they'll pan out quite right, but typically, I try to keep an open mind about these things.

Not this time, folks. Because, you see, Zachary Levi has been cast as the human lead in the Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel. Oh, I'm sorry. I mean Squeakquel.

Here's the thing: I really like Levi. I hope he has a good career, whether on TV (viva Chuck!) or on film. I'd love for more people to get exposed to his doofy style of humor. And from talking to Levi at various press events, I've gotten the sense that he's totally an '80s-nostalgia dude; it wouldn't shock me to find out he's a big Chipmunks fan from his youth.

But . . . no. No, no, no. Not like this, with the weird computer animation and the ruining-my-childhood aspects of it all. It just seems wrong.

Brighten my spirits, please. Could it somehow be so wrong it's right? I mean, Andy Samberg did Space Chimps and now he's on a boat, so maybe all hope is not lost . . .


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bakedbeans bakedbeans 8 years
Dear God. I was ready to kill myself watching the 1st movies with my brother, but now one of my favourite actors (Chuck is da bomb) is joining it. I may have to force myself to see it... oh the horror!
PieceofCakes PieceofCakes 8 years
Sorry (not sorry) but I LOVED The Chipmunks movie... I can watch it over and over again! Even as an 80's baby, I seriously enjoyed the movie. I hope this guy doesn't ruin it!
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
The funny thing is, I could actually (gulp) see him being really good in it, because he just has such a BIG acting style. I just hope he makes a lot of money on it so he doesn't have to be the go-to guy for stuff like this — he can do so much better!
Kat Kat 8 years
Yeah, I agree this movie looks terrible, we all agree we're all a bit disappointed with the Zac man... But the Chipettes?!?! The soundtrack is gonna kick some major a$$.
sorano916 sorano916 8 years
Yeah, it may seem like a bad idea to us (non-kiddies) but to be honest, the first one did really well and so that's why a sequel was requested from the studios. Zac is a talented actor; I'm still waiting for "Shades of Ray" to get a distributor. However, it's a job and I think he'll do fine in it. Good luck to him.
eowynnie eowynnie 8 years
" my flippy-floppies..."
shafiii shafiii 8 years
no!!! why zach levi!!!??? =[
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
The first one was cute and was a really big hit with kids. It made a lot of money too. So that's a pretty good reason to make a second one, I think. I love Zach Levi and I'm pretty sure he's just trying to get his name out there and get seen by a bigger audience. Maybe Chuck will get more attention, which would be awesome because it's such a great show.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
I'm not impressed.
elle619 elle619 8 years
I was so hesitant to see the movie when it came out, I used to love The Chipmunks growing up, but after begging me I took my niece and she loved it. It wasn't the best kid movie ever but it wasn't bad and I can see a new generation of little kids wanting to see a sequel, and really who can pass up seeing the Chipettes.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
apparently the new one has the Chipettes! Dunno if that's enough reason to make a sequel . . . but that + money probably is.
cibele cibele 8 years
I used to love Chipmunks as a little kid, but this movie is a disaster.
ylovely ylovely 8 years
Bad move, but you gotta eat.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm just surprised that they are making a sequel to this one to be honest. i didn't think that it did all that well. i know that there was a big audience for it, but does it really pay to make another one?
emms emms 8 years
"And from talking to Levi at various press events"- Buzz, you should write way more about your celebrity encounters! I bet he is trying to get his name out there but this seems like a role he is probably just taking for the paycheck. You gotta take what you can get, nearly ALL of the best actors have some duds on their resume.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Where is Casey when you need him!!
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