Shazam! Fury of the Gods star Zachary Levi has supported and shared a report on Instagram, which claims that Dwayne Johnson blocked the post-credits scene in the film. The report alleged that Johnson wanted to place himself at the center of the DC Universe, attempting to restructure it and sabotaging other plans for the studio. Canceled post-credits scene in Shazam! Fury of the Gods would originally have seen Billy Batson being recruited by the Justice Society of America (JSA). However, director David F. Sandberg confirmed that the scene “broke three days ago” when the team started rolling cameras.
“So, Peter Safran, who produced this film and peace makermade a few calls, and thankfully, Jane Holland and Steve Edge were able to come on very short notice,” director Sandberg told The Hollywood Reporter in regards to the oddly placed mid-credits scene. In a report from TheWrap It has also been alleged that Johnson, who lobbied for a standalone entry for Black Adam, eliminated Levi’s potential cameo as Shazam! in the film. Instead the scene was replaced with a Henry Cavill Superman cameo. , which Johnson intended to expand into a heavyweight matchup between the two. This led to Cavill’s return to the DC Universe in October, followed by his final departure as James Gunn and Safran agreed to co-lead DC Studios. Gunn last month announced a massive restructuring of his vision for the DCU, which included a young Superman, though not an origin story. Titled ‘Superman: Legacy’, the film will release on July 11. It is scheduled for release in 2025, with Gunn serving as writer and director.
those plans included no mention of black adam – effectively killing any possibility for a sequel. However, Gunn will “continue to search for the most valuable ways” the character can be used in future DC Multiverse chapters. While Levi’s Shazam doesn’t contradict future plans for DC, things remain uncertain, judging by the box office numbers from the latest DC film’s opening weekend. Shazam 2 grossed only $65.5 million (roughly Rs. 541 crores) at the global box office, while holding a 51 percent critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Director Sandberg said earlier this week that he was “done with superheroes for now” and was looking forward to returning to his horror roots. film producer notedHowever, if enough people Shazam! With God’s Fury in theaters, there’s a chance the character will prevail in the new DCU.
Meanwhile, star Levy pins Shazam 2’s box office disappointment on Warner Bros. marketing campaign. “…I think the biggest issue we have is marketing. It’s a perfect family film, and yet a lot of families are not aware of it. Which is just a shame,” she react to a fan on twitter. The first Shazam! The film not only grossed $366 million (roughly Rs. 3,025 crores) at the global box office, but was also well received by critics and audiences alike. Known by Rotten Tomatoes — which director Sandberg adores — the 2017 film scored 90 percent from critics and 82 percent from general audiences.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now playing in theaters worldwide. In India, Shazam 2 is available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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