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“Hopefully, this does enough to silence the haters”: Zachary Levi Wants Shazam! Fury of the Gods to Perform Better Than Black Adam So That Fans Stop Eating Him Alive

"Hopefully, this does enough to silence the haters": Zachary Levi Wants Shazam! Fury of the Gods to Perform Better Than Black Adam So That Fans Stop Eating Him Alive

Zachary Levi recently took it upon himself to address the hate that the DC Universe and James Gunn had been receiving. He further was taken aback by the plethora of false information and rumors that had been circulating regarding him and his upcoming movie, the sequel to Shazam! Slowly and steadily actors associated with the DCU as well as James Gunn himself have been debunking every whisp of information flying around that is even remotely untrue.

Zachary Levi as Shazam
Zachary Levi as Captain Marvel

The Shazam! Fury of the Gods actor took to Instagram and went live to answer every doubt the fans might have. He further clarified his trust in James Gunn and his stance on supporting him throughout this time of hate and false information.

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Zachary Levi Addresses The Success Of Shazam! 2

A lot of Zachary Levi‘s words had been taken out of context with regard to his sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The audience had come to believe that the movie would be his last appearance in the DCU, marking his exit from the franchise as well.

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A still from Shazam! Fury of the Gods

“I understand that we’re not as dark and as brooding as a lot of the other titles have been, and we’re not supposed to be. And, you know, I think we made something really good. And I think if you haven’t seen it, you give yourself the opportunity to see it. And the new one. And maybe open your heart a little bit to it and recognize it.”

The uncertain future of every DCU project at the moment may shake every individual involved in the franchise, however, Levi’s trust in the sequel is quite the opposite. While he too has no idea where his film series would go and what his character would end up doing in the future, he is certain that whatever Gunn and Safran plan, it would be what the audience will like.

Also Read: “Was hoping to work with a lot of these folks”: Shazam Star Zachary Levi Regrets Not Getting To Work With Henry Cavill, Dwayne Johnson, Zack Snyder

Zachary Levi Debunks Recasting Rumors

Amongst the various circulating rumors, one that got his attention a lot was that of him being replaced by some other actor for the role of Billy Batson. He clarified that his position in the DCU could be secure as of now because his first movie did decently well. He backs up James Gunn and Peter Safran for being perfect as CEOs of DC Films, stating that there would have been no better individuals to take up this role.

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The cast of Shazam! Fury of the Gods

“I think a lot of that is also on purpose, I think a lot of those people out there, I don’t know if they’re looking at this live right now, because a lot of those people are the type of people that don’t like people like me. But the type of people that are drumming up all this, if I could just take a moment, if you are listening to this… I’m not the boss, I don’t know what ultimately is going on, but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that…”

He further stated how much he adored the previous CEO, Walter Hamada, however, if there were to be anyone better to replace him, it would be Gunn and Safran. His support for James Gunn and Peter Safran, his confidence in Shazam! Fury of the Gods and his trust in the role of Billy Batson forced him to address the fans and the wild set of rumors that had been flying around.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be available to watch in theatres from March 2023.

Also Read: “It’s unbelievably laughable”: Zachary Levi Claims Zack Snyder’s Vision Failed Miserably, Reveals Why Marvel is More Successful than DCU

Source: The Direct

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.