Zachary Levi has apparently backed up a report claiming that Dwayne Johnson blocked the appearance of Black Adam stars in the post-credits scene of Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Directed by David F. Sandberg previously revealed that members of the Black Adam Justice Society were originally supposed to appear in Fury of the Gods, but that scene “fell apart three days before we were going to turn on the cameras,” which forced him to find different characters.
On Tuesday (March 21) The Wrap reported that Johnson actively blocked the appearance of characters in Shazam! the sequel, and that he also denied Levi a cameo role in Black Adam.
In an Instagram story Tuesday, Levi shared a message mentioning The Wrap report and apparently confirmed it, adding, “The truth will set you free.”
Elsewhere, Levi recently agreed with a tweet saying that Zack Snyder fans are “happy” that “Fury of the Gods” flopped at the box office.
“It cannot be denied that at the moment there are many Snyder fans who are happy about the failure of your film, and many of them wish that everything that is coming will fail only because they did not continue their director’s films,” one fan wrote. Levi on Twitter.
“That’s also true,” Levi replied in a recently deleted tweet. “It’s sad, but a fact. How much this actually affects the box office is anyone’s guess. But I think the biggest problem we face is marketing. It’s a perfect family movie, but many families don’t know about it. It’s just a shame.”
In a two-star review of Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, NME wrote: “Everything seems cheap and clumsy — the superhero sequel is made in the same vague form as a dozen others. Nodding and winking towards a place in the shared universe throughout the final credits, all eyes are clearly glued to the larger super ensembles with even more tones, characters and moving parts to juggle.”