Zachary Levi Posts Bizarre Rant Claiming ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Post-Credits Scene Was “Thwarted”
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The drama continues to unfold in the DC universe as Shazam! Fury of the Gods star Zachary Levi has taken to Instagram to post a bizarre video, where he claims the post-credits scene in the new superhero flick was “thwarted.” Meanwhile, fans are slamming the actor for seemingly blaming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the sequel tanking at the box office.
Levi recently reposted a report by The Wrap, which claimed that Johnson — who starred in Black Adam last year — sabotaged the Fury of the Gods post-credits scene by blocking his movie’s characters Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) from appearing in it.
Instead, DC Studio boss James Gunn‘s wife and Suicide Squad actress Jennifer Holland appears in the scene as Emilia Harcourt, alongside Steve Agee, who plays John Economos.
Despite seemingly confirming the report that Johnson had something to do with the plot shakeup, Levi — who began the unhinged video by belting out a few lines from the Journey song “Lights” — assured his followers that he hasn’t “blamed anybody” for his movie bombing.
“There’s not one single person that I have blamed for anything about the way that our movie has performed,” he said, before adding that people are also “slagging” on Gunn because Holland and Agee were used in the movie.
“That was not the original intent. The original intent was to have Hawkeye and Cyclone to be there inviting me into the Justice Society,” he revealed. “Walter Hamada, Peter Safran, David Sandberg… we had an awesome scene and we were thwarted… I’m merely coming to the defense of the truth. Truth is good. We should all live in it.”
Unfortunately for Levi, fans are not having it, and many have taken to social media to blast the actor for his minutes-long rant.
Regarding the underwhelming box office numbers, Levi added, “If you think I’m some big goofball and you don’t want to go watch a comic book movie that has any kind of humor in it because you’re more into just straight up dark action, whatever, I get it.”
He went on to “remind everyone where comics started” when he told his followers, “It’s a real shame if somehow comic book movies have gotten to a place where they have to be nothing but serious. And nothing but intense. And nothing but dark. Because that’s a sad day, guys.”