“If Deadpool would have said it, it would’ve been considered genius”: Shazam 2’s Director Forced to Cut Zachary Levi’s Controversial Line, DC Fans Unhappy

Shazam 2’s Director Forced to Cut Zachary Levi’s Controversial Line
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DC fans are unhappy due to the recent changes in the new era of the DCU. Talking about the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023), the fans have been getting angry over Zachary Levi’s line that reportedly has been cut from the movie.

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The line in question was featured at the end of the trailer when it initially premiered and the fans hated it. Salty fans of the superhero genre made the director’s life miserable so much that he had to answer to this hatred via Twitter. The line was forcibly removed from the movie but the hatred didn’t stop there.

Zachary Levi in Shazam! (2019).
Zachary Levi in Shazam! (2019).

DC Fans Hated This Line In Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The San Diego Comic-Con 2022 gave the people many trailers and sneak peeks into the upcoming plethora of movies and series coming their way. Amongst them, the trailer for the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods made its way through the crowds.

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At the end of the trailer, Zachary Levi’s character of Shazam throws a truck at a dragon. The character proceeds to blurt out the following sentences and follow the classic comic trope of stating the obvious.

“I just threw a truck at a dragon. I love my life.”

Before judging the line or the trailer, keep in mind that the character is just a teenager who gains superpowers from a wizard. Shifting the perspective through the eyes of a teenager indeed makes sense for the line but not for the people who proceeded to slam the line and called it cringe. The people took to Twitter to bring out their anger and called it a cringe line and a cringe movie.

A scene from Shazam (2019).
A scene from Shazam (2019).

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Things got so heated that the director of the movie David F. Sandberg had to speak out on the social media platform. The director informed the people that the line was cut from the movie and was just there for the trailer.

What’s more interesting is that the people stood against the removal of the line and were unhappy due to the changes in the movie. Many fans understood Shazam’s character and how it would be normal for him to say things like that. The war among DC fans started as people stood in defense of the character’s humor while people clamored for DC to be darker and grittier.

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Funnily enough, the age-old debate of Marvel vs DC once again came into play as the fans stated how this line would actually suit Marvel rather than DC. The seriousness of Marvel movies was also put into question and called childish in nature by some salty DC fans. In the end, though, the line was forcibly removed from the movie just because some of the fans hated it.

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods Will Incorporate Black Adam?

Shazam and Black Adam are destined to meet.
Shazam and Black Adam are destined to meet.

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Dwayne Johnson’s plan for the new era of the DCU is all about expanding the universe and merging the characters together (much like how Marvel did). As we know from the comics, Black Adam is the antagonist of Shazam. There were even reports of Black Adam making an appearance at the end of the first movie Shazam! but was changed and reorganized.

The upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods will surely tackle the huge problem of Teth Adam aka Black Adam and will expand the DCU further while bringing the characters a bit closer. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is slated for a release date of 17th March 2023.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.