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Shazam star Zachary Levi posts bizarre video responding to fan backlash over sequel

Shazam star Zachary Levi posts bizarre video responding to fan backlash over sequel

Zachary Levi made some fairly out-there claims about Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Zachary Levi has shared a bizarre Instagram video attempting to explain some things about Shazam! Fury of the Gods to fans. Here’s just a snippet of some of the things he said.

Well, we’ll use that term loosely here, as the film hasn’t exactly been inundated with positive reviews since it was released.

Still, the DC Extended Universe is a big wide world – or so we’re told – and there are a lot of people who are interested in what went on.

There have been reports that Dwayne Johnson turned down a mid-credits scene in the film, which might have seen Levi’s character introduced to the Justice Society, as well as with Hawkman and Cyclone.

Levi also seemed to support those reports by sharing one of the publications.

He does address that in his video, as you’ll see.

Whilst his strange Instagram rant does clear up a bit of the confusion, it also seems a little bit – well – off.

Here’s what he had to say.

Zachary Levi in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
DC Studios

The 42-year-old said: “I may or may not have, you know, reposted something in my stories about a story that I had nothing to do with, that [The Wrap] had reported.

"And then I got flack about it, because people were saying, 'You're trying to blame this guy because you're not doing well. You're trying to blame...'

“Listen, I haven't blamed anybody. There's not one single person that I have blamed for anything about the way that our movie has performed.

“If you're listening to videos, or watching videos of me, or looking at things and you're getting that idea — you are being fooled.

“You are being brainwashed. You are looking at propaganda.”

Levi embarked upon a rambling defence of his movie.
Instagram/Zachary Levi

He continued: “Those are clips. Those are edited. Those are taken completely out of context.

“And so, I just encourage you, if you're out there if you're hearing this right now — and by the way, this will probably all get chopped up too. The irony. But I swear to you, I'm not blaming any of you.

“I'm really not. I have my thoughts about what's going on, but here's the thing. The reason I decided to share that was not because I want to blame anybody for anything.

“It's because I do not want to be blamed for things that are not on me.

“And I know, as a leader and I believe a protector of my family, my family and everyone who worked so hard on these movies, and everybody who worked so hard at New Line and Warner Brothers and DC.

“The hard working wonderful people, and these organizations, and everyone within this Shazam production.

“For years, we have been doing everything we can to fight for you, the fans."

Zachary confirmed some rumours about a credits scene from the film.
Instagram/Zachary Levi

He added: “The original intent was to have Hawkman and Cyclone be there to invite me to the Justice Society]/”

He reveals a bit of a spoiler, but then adds: “We were thwarted.

“I’m not trying to blame anybody for our movie for doing however well or not well it is doing.

“I am merely coming to the defence of the people that ought to be defended, I am coming to the defence of truth,

“Because truth is good, and we should all live in it, guys.

“Even when it’s hard, even when it’s something that might fly in the face of something that we already might have believed before and now it challenges whatever our idea or our opinion is.

“We need to live in the truth, OK?”

Anyway, if you want to really know what he's on about, you can still catch Shazam! Fury of the Gods in cinemas now.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@zacharylevi

Topics: Celebrity, DC Comics, Film and TV