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Zachary Levi backs report that Dwayne Johnson blocked post-credit cameos in Shazam! Fury Of The Gods: "The truth shall set you free!"

Zachary Levi has backed a report that said Dwayne Johnson's ambition to shape Black Adam as the new epicentre of the DC Universe got in the way of a few characters from appearing in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.


Zachary Levi has backed reports that Dwayne Johnson blocked Black Adam characters from appearing in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Members of Black Adam's Justice Society of America had been due to appear in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) sequel in a post-credits scene but The Wrap reported on Tuesday (Mar 21) that Johnson blocked the characters from featuring and also prevented Levi from making a cameo as Billy Batson/Shazam in the 2022 film Black Adam.

In an Instagram story, Levi commented on the report: "The truth shall set you free."



The truth is out there: Zachary Levi responded to TheWrap report via Instagram Story that Dwayne Johnson denied him a cameo in Black Adam

Director David F Sandberg had revealed that Black Adam characters were set to appear but the scene "fell apart three days before we were going to roll the cameras" and forced him to find alternative characters at short notice.

Sandberg told The Hollywood Reporter: "There were supposed to be characters from [Black Adam's] Justice Society, but that fell apart three days before we were going to roll cameras.

"So, Peter Safran, who produced this movie and Peacemaker, made some calls, and thankfully, Jen Holland and Steve Agee were able to come by on very short notice."

Shazam! Fury of the Gods has been met with mixed responses from critics and Sandberg took to Twitter to respond to the reviews.

He wrote: "I wasn't expecting a repeat of the first movie critically but I was still a little surprised because I think it's a good film. Oh well."

Rachel Zegler, who plays Anthea in the superhero film, and hit out at the "senselessly mean" criticism of the picture.

She tweeted: "hey our film is actually really good! but mostly i just absolutely loved making it and the people i met whilst doing so :) go see it! give it a chance. we have an 85 per cent audience score for a reason.

"some people out there and just being... senselessly mean. and it’s unnecessary. and i know, i know, “if you can’t handle the heat…” and all that nonsense, and you’re right. but our film is actually very good. it’s just cool to hate on fun nowadays. that’s okay. we’re good. (sic)"

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now in cinemas; Black Adam is now on HBO Go. — BANG SHOWBIZ

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Zachary Levi Dwayne Johnson David F. Sandberg Rachel Zegler Peter Safran

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