Movie Fans Joke ‘Shazam’ Star Zachary Levi Is Going To Get Ethered In Oblivion After Calling Out ‘The Rock’

zachary levi as shazam and the rock as black adam

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A few years back, the DCEU was in such a moribund place that the modest and surprising success of 2019’s Shazam! was considered both a massive win and one of the best films in the franchise.

Despite that, though, the 2022 sequel has completely flopped at the box office, likely due to the upcoming reboot of the DCU that’s being instituted by new studio head James Gunn.

Still, Warner Bros. execs are looking for blame and have somehow pinned it on The Rock, with a new report from The Wrap detailing how he allegedly refused to crossover with Zachary Levi’s Shazam, both in last fall’s Black Adam and this year’s Fury of the Gods, despite the comic book history that the two characters share.

Then, Levi obviously got word of the report and shared it on his Instagram, leaving some movie fans jokingly worried The Rock is going to respond WWE-style.

It’s certainly interesting, as I pointed out on our Post Credit Pocast’s Twitter account, that Levi decided to speak out against The Rock only *after* Shazam! Fury of the Gods tanked and not during the multiple years the project was in development.

Obviously, Levi is lashing out as a result of the Shazam franchise coming to an end, thus relegating him back to the bit parts he was playing after Chuck and prior to his misguided DCEU casting.

In addition to Levi, Shazam! Fury of the Gods — which hit theaters on Friday, March 17 — stars Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, and Helen Mirren. Clearly sensing that the film was going to be dead on arrival, Warner Bros. also revealed the appearance of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in the marketing for the movie.

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