It seems like drama accompanies DC movies. It doesn’t matter if Zack Snyder or James Gunn is in charge of the studio and production. The latest conflict concerns Dwayne Johnson and the Shazam sequel. fury of the gods. Zachary Levi, who plays the older version of the film’s owner, explained live on Instagram what happened.
Levy began the live broadcast justifying the reason why actress Jennifer Holland, wife of James Gunn, appears in one of the film’s post-credits scenes. Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Apparently, the original plan was for other characters to appear: hawk man And cyclone.
But in the end, none of them appear in the film. For the first time we see them both in the DC Extended Universe, in fact, in Black Adam. Zachary Levi’s statements, as expected, have sparked a lot of speculation. Moreover, he said that he “does not want to blame anyone, he just clarifies the situation.” But the reality is that right now, DC Studios is going through a public relations disaster due to its box office failure, as well as from critics, from Shazam: Fury of the Gods. And also Dwayne Johnson’s obvious problem with the film and with the titular actor.
At the end of 2022 Humberto Gonzalez reported that Johnson refused to appear on Shazam 2. Two months earlier, in an article in Wrapper de Gonzalez, along with Jeremy Foster, revealed that the actor doesn’t like Zachary Levi and went to great lengths to separate the Black Adam character from the first film Shazamreleased in 2019. In fact, there was a deleted scene in the feature film that referenced the character played by Dwayne Johnson.
All this was the result of the perseverance of the actor. Black Adam to share both franchises and both characters as much as possible. Johnson was able to convince the studio to make a solo film based on his character. This one was released in 2022 and was also a disaster with critics, including us, and at the box office.
So it’s pretty obvious where the last minute decision came from. hawk man And cyclone not appear in Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Both characters are first introduced to the DC Extended Universe during Black Adam.
All of this will be forgotten and no longer relevant when The Flash comes out, which will function as a reboot of the entire DC Extended Universe, now that James Gunn and Peter Safran have fully converted it.
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