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“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

"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

After Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson’s DC exit, people have been discussing if Zachary Levi’s Shazam is next on the list. There have been many rumors that Shazam! Fury of the Gods could be his last film as Shazam. However, Levi seems pretty confident about his future at DCU, as he has been constantly addressing rumors about his DC exit. The Chuck star recently took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the whole DCU saga.

Zachary Levi as Shazam
Zachary Levi as Shazam

While he believes James Gunn and Peter Safran would be making the best decision for DCU, he regrets that he might not get the opportunity to work with Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson anytime soon.

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Zachary Levi Wanted to Work With DCEU Stars

James Gunn and Peter Safran have been working to reboot, and recast the DCU under their new plan. The filmmaker has already fired Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson from the new DCU. The rest of the cast is also expected to leave DC, followed by the release of upcoming films.


Zachary Levi, who also made his DC debut with the 2019 film Shazam!, addressed the issue during an Instagram live session. He asked fans to calm down and “take a breath.” The Remember Sunday star shared that he understands that fans are not happy to see their favorite stars leaving, and neither is he.

Levi shared that he was looking forward to working with them on future DC projects. He said, “That’s difficult for even me, you know what I mean? I was hoping I got to work with a lot of these folks. But it’s just not the way it’s going to go down right now.”

Black Adam vs Superman and Shazam
Black Adam vs Superman and Shazam

With the introduction of Black Adam, fans expected to see a faceoff between the two characters in the future. They were also hoping to see Shazam and Superman teaming up in combat against Black Adam.

While Superman did make a surprise appearance in the 2019 film, the character was not played by the Justice League star. Considering the cameo and Black Adam’s DC debut, Levi was also expecting to work with Cavill and Dwayne Johnson in future projects.

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Zachary Levi Trusts James Gunn and Peter Safran With DCU

Although he might have missed the opportunity to star alongside Henry Cavill and The Rock, Zachary Levi is still encouraging fans to have faith in the new CEOs of DC Studios.

He said, “Whoever is still out there all drummed up and pissed off, just trust that James is so… He understands comic books, he understands world-building.” The Alias Grace star shared that the Suicide Squad director knows how to do “right by the canon, and also right by the characters, and also by the audience.”

A still from Shazam! Fury of the Gods trailer
A still from Shazam! Fury of the Gods trailer

Levi shared that he has worked with him for years and that Gunn is “an incredible diplomat and business person.” He also claimed that whatever he is planning would be better than okay for the future of the DCU. He said that fans just need to trust and respect Gunn and Safran.

Fans believe that Zachary Levi is likely to continue under James Gunn’s DCU. However, nothing is confirmed yet. The CEOs of DC Studios will reveal their new plan in January 2023.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is set to release on 17 March 2023.

Read More: “That’s difficult even for me”: Shazam Actor Zachary Levi Breaks Silence on Henry Cavill’s Exit, Urges Fans to Trust in James Gunn’s Vision

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.