Yesterday, a new report shed some light on the behind-the-scenes happenings in the post-credits scene of Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Originally, instead of the Peacemaker characters, the heroes from the Justice Society of America that we met in Black Adam were supposed to appear for a cameo and recruit Shazam into the team.
However, according to the report, Dwayne Johnson intervened and vetoed the planned crossover moment between the two factions of the DCEU. None of the people involved in the making of the film have also confirmed the scoop. Now, it looks like we have the response from the sequel's main hero himself.
Zachary Levi, who plays Shazam, addressed the report by reposting the news on his Instagram story and added it with the caption, "The truth shall set you free."
A lot of fans believe that the actor was confirming the report and also expressed his disdain about what happened given the emojis that he used in the caption which seemingly suggests that he wasn't happy about the actions that Johnson did behind the scenes.
It is no secret in the last couple of years that Johnson wasn't interested in being involved on-screen in the Shazam films as he was pushing for his character Black Adam to get his own solo movie instead of making him the antagonist of Shazam just like in the comics.
While they have said that they are open for Shazam and Black Adam to meet in upcoming DCEU projects (way before James Gunn and Peter Safran took over), Johnson has mentioned several times that his focus was for Black Adam and Superman to face off instead of Levi's hero.
Several fans online are now seeing Levi's response to the report as shady and are interested to see whether this will lead to a bigger drama that is now brewing as a result of this. So far, Johnson himself has not commented about the report or Levi's response. There is a likelihood that he will remain silent since he is currently not involved in the DC franchise.
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now showing in theaters. You can check more details about it here.
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