As followers witnessed the simultaneous growth of Shazam! Fury Of The Gods and Black Adam, the idea on the desk was that the flicks would set the 2 characters as much as ultimately collide on the massive display screen (an assumption made as a result of the latter is the archnemesis of the previous within the comics). This did not occur – and based on a current report, it is due to Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson.
The Wrap printed a narrative right now saying that the actor made particular efforts within the making of his DC debut to disassociate Black Adam and Shazam within the DC Prolonged Universe canon, going so far as to veto cameos in Black Adam and Shazam! Fury Of The Gods. Johnson, an lively social media consumer, has not but launched any sort of assertion in regards to the report, however the identical cannot be mentioned of Zachary Levi.
Levi has responded to the story about Shazam and Black Adam on his private Instagram account by way of Tales, and you’ll see a screenshot of his publish beneath:
Zachary Levi took a screenshot of one other Instagram consumer’s rundown of the knowledge within the commerce report, and in including a remark to the picture, he denies nothing about it. As an alternative, he merely writes “The reality shall set you free” together with an upside-down smiley face and the “elevating fingers” emoji.
The commerce report says that, amongst different issues, Dwayne Johnson declined the concept of Zachary Levi’s Shazam making an look in the long run credit of Black Adam – as a substitute pushing for the concept of together with Henry Cavill’s Superman. Moreover, Johnson mentioned no to the concept of the Justice Society characters (who made their debut in Black Adam) cameoing in the long run credit of of Shazam! Fury Of The Gods.
Did any of those selections have any sort of actual devastating affect that led to Shazam! Fury Of The Gods‘ disappointing opening weekend in theaters? In all probability not. As I wrote within the CinemaBlend field workplace column this previous Sunday, the substandard numbers are extra possible the results of mediocre buzz combined with the introduced reboot plans for the franchise – with the DC Prolonged Universe morphing into the DC Universe.
It is going to actually be information when Dwayne Johnson responds to this morning’s experiences, so keep tuned on that entrance. Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is now taking part in in theaters, and Black Adam is out there to observe with a HBO Max subscription. You’ll be able to find out about every part that’s on the way in which from the franchise on the massive display screen with our Upcoming DC Films function.