“I’m just here to defend the truth,” Levi said in response to rumors that Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” influenced “Shazam!” sequel.
Zachary Levi has the last word on “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods’ post-credits scene.
Levi claimed in an Instagram post that the series has changed, in which his superhero character is asked to join the Justice Society. Levi’s comments come amid rumors that “Black Adam” star and producer Dwayne Johnson has blocked Quintessa Swindell and Aldis Hodge from playing Cyclone and Hawkman in “Shazam!” in the movie. scene. Instead, Jennifer Holland and Steve Agee reprise their roles from “Peacemaker” and “The Suicide Squad” as recruits for the Justice Society.
Johnson’s Black Adam won’t be making it into the DCU amid a restructuring of the franchise led by co-heads Peter Safran and James Gunn.
Levi reposted a report The packaging reportedly, Johnson’s contribution was changed in the post-credits scene. Levi wrote, “The truth sets you free,” in a repost on Instagram Stories.
Now Levi clarifies his comment.
“I may or may not have reposted something on my stories about a story I had nothing to do with that was reported by (The Wrap),” Levi said in a new Instagram video, below. “And then I got confused because people were like, ‘What are you doing? You are trying to blame this guy because your movies are not doing well. Listen, I didn’t blame anyone. There is not a single person I can blame for anything regarding the performance of our film.”
The ‘Chuck’ alum continued: ‘People are bashing James Gunn because Jennifer Holland, his wife, who’s an actor and is in ‘Peacemaker’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ … We used Jennifer and Steve on ‘Shazam’ in his scene. This was not the original intention. The original intention was for Hawkeye and Cyclone to be there and invited to the Justice Society. Walter Hamada, Peter Safran, David Sandberg… we had a fantastic scene and we failed.”
He concluded: “I come only to defend the truth. The truth is good. We all have to live.”
Levi recently shut down claims that fans of Zack Snyder were “guilty” of the “Shazam! Wrath of the Gods” blockbuster show. Instead, Levi tackles the “biggest problem with marketing. It’s a perfect family movie, and yet many families don’t know about it. Which is just a shame.”
In a recent Instagram video, he explained, “If you don’t want to watch a humorous movie because you prefer hard-hitting action, I understand. I’m not trying to force anyone to do something they don’t want to do. But let me remind you where comics and Captain Marvel/Shazam started…those comics were aimed at younger people and fun, goofiness and silliness. It’s a real shame that comic book movies have gone to a place where they just have to be serious, just intense and dark. It’s a sad day. I don’t know what else to say to that.”
“Shazam! The Wrath of the Gods” performed poorly among critics, directed by David F. Sandberg to tweet, “I just had my lowest critic score and highest audience score on Rotten Tomatoes for the same movie. I didn’t expect a repeat of the first film critically, but I was still a little surprised because I think it’s a good film. Well… After six years of Shazam, I’m done with superheroes now.”
He added: “One of the things I’ve been really looking forward to is breaking away from the online superhero discourse. It’s very stressful, and it’ll be nice not to have to think about it anymore.”
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