Zachary Levi Doesn’t Blame Dwayne Johnson for Nixed Shazam 2 Finish Credit. Zachary Levi took to Instagram to make clear that he doesn’t blame Dwyane Johnson — or anybody — for nixing the initially deliberate post-credits scene in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, which might’ve seen Justice Society of America members inviting the sequel’s title character to hitch their group.
On Tuesday, Levi appeared to name out Johnson after a narrative from The Wrap reported that the Black Adam star blocked Justice Society characters from showing within the Shazam! sequel and shot down the potential for a Levi cameo in his film. In his Instagram Story, the Chuck alum shared a submit mentioning the reporting and added “The reality shall set you free.”
Zachary Levi Doesn’t Blame Dwayne Johnson for Nixed Shazam 2 Finish Credit
“I’ll or could not have, you understand, reposted one thing in my Tales a couple of story that I had nothing to do with that [The Wrap] had reported on, after which I acquired flack about it as a result of individuals had been saying ‘Oh, What are you doing? You’re making an attempt in charge this man as a result of your film’s not doing effectively.
Such as you’re making an attempt in charge us,’” Levi mentioned in an Instagram Dwell on Thursday. “Pay attention, I haven’t blamed anyone. There’s not one single person who I’ve blamed for something about the way in which that our film has carried out.”
It was identified that members of the Justice Society had been supposed to seem in Fury of the Gods since Black Adam and Shazam are rivals within the comics. The sequel’s filmmaker David F. Sandberg instructed The Hollywood Reporter that the unique post-credits scene “fell aside three days earlier than we had been going to roll cameras.”
Levi doubled down on the truth that he wasn’t blaming anybody and had his personal ideas about why the movie wasn’t doing effectively on the field workplace and doesn’t have nice critics’ evaluations on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The explanation I made a decision to share that was not as a result of I wanna blame anyone for something,” he continued. “It’s as a result of I don’t need to be blamed for issues that aren’t on me.
However, as a frontrunner, and I imagine, a protector of my household, my Shazam-ly and everybody who labored so laborious on these films … now we have been doing every little thing we are able to to battle for you, the followers.”
He went on to clarify that the Shazam! workforce even tried to get Henry Cavill to seem within the 2019 movie and wasn’t allowed to make it occur. Having grown up as a self-proclaimed comedian nerd, Levi mentioned he needs to offer audiences all of the crossovers and callbacks that they may probably need.
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The American Underdog actor additionally touched on the post-credits scene they ended up creating for Fury of the Gods, which featured — spoiler alert! — Peacemaker and The Suicide Squad stars Jennifer Holland and Steve Agee.
“Individuals are slagging on James Gunn as a result of Jennifer Holland, his spouse, who’s an actress, who’s on Peacemaker and was in Suicide Squad, sure, however is related to the Justice Society,” Levi shares he thought. “We used Jennifer and Steve in that scene, within the mid-credit scene, in Shazam!, however that was not the unique intent.”
He continued, “The unique intent was to have Hawkman and Cyclone be there to ask me… by the way in which, it is a little little bit of a spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen the film. Sorry, no matter, it’s all on-line anyway.
More so, our intent, our want — Walter Hamada, Peter Safran, David Sandberg, myself, all people — we had an superior scene that will have tied me in to the JSA with Hawkman and with Cyclone, and we had been thwarted.”
He, once more, defined that he wasn’t making an attempt in charge anyone for the film’s efficiency however as an alternative simply wished to defend the individuals who deserve it.
“I’m coming to the protection of reality as a result of reality is nice,” Levi mention. “We must always all stay in it guys, even when it’s laborious, even when it’s one thing which may fly within the face of one thing that we already might need believed earlier than and now it challenges no matter our concept or our opinion is. We have to stay within the reality.”