Zachary Levi denies blaming Dwayne Johnson for Shazam 2 box office dip

Zachary Levi previously publicly called out Dwayne Johnson for the failure of Shazam 2

By Maryland Hargreaves March 25, 2023
Zachary Levi denies blaming Dwayne Johnson for Shazam 2 box office dip

Zachary Levi is clarifying his remarks about Dwayne Johnson pulling the plug on the originally planned post-credit scenes in Levi’s Shazam! Fury of Gods and Johnson’s Black Adam.

“I may or may not have, you know, reposted something in my Stories about a story that I had nothing to do with that [The Wrap] had reported on,” he said during an Instagram Live, “and then I got flack about it because people were saying ‘Oh, What are you doing? You’re trying to blame this guy because your movie’s not doing well. Like you’re trying to blame us.’”

Earlier this week, the Chuck alum took to Instagram Stories to agree on a piece by The Wrap, which alleged that The Rock nixed Shazam’s cameo in Black Adam

They also claimed that Justice Society was originally meant to appear in the post-credit scene of the Fury of Gods, however, Johnson nixed it as well.

“Listen, I haven’t blamed anybody. There’s not one single person that I have blamed for anything about the way that our movie has performed,” he said.

“The reason I decided to share that was not because I wanna blame anybody for anything,” he continued. “It’s because I do not want to be blamed for things that are not on me. And as a leader, and I believe, a protector of my family, my Shazam-ly and everyone who worked so hard on these movies … we have been doing everything we can to fight for you, the fans.”

“I’m coming to the defense of truth because truth is good,” Levi said. “We should all live in it guys, even when it’s hard, even when it’s something that might fly in the face of something that we already might have believed before and now it challenges whatever our idea or our opinion is. We need to live in the truth.”