Zachary Levi On News Of Dwayne Johnson Nixing ‘Black Adam/Shazam 2’ Link: “The Truth Shall Set You Free”

This has to have been a rough few days for Zachary Levi, director David F. Sandberg, and anyone involved with the Shazam franchise. Their film Shazam: Fury of the Gods had been highly-anticipated for months, only to have all of its momentum killed with the arrival of James Gunn and DC Studios, putting the future of any sequels in limbo. Then came the crappy box office and middling reviews, not totally unexpected. But then came yesterday’s report that outed Dwayne Johnson for nixing post-credits scenes that would’ve linked Black Adam with Shazam 2, kneecapping both movies.

Well, Levi has something to say about that. Or at least, it seems like he does but isn’t ready to talk about it just yet. Instead, he shared an article about the Dwayne Johnson story and added his own caption: “The Truth Shall Set You Free.”

Uhhh, yeah, I’d say that’s Levi’s confirmation. I’m going to have more to say on this situation later in a Youtube post, but I hate that this is how things have turned out for what should’ve been two successful franchises building off of one another. Instead, we’ve got Johnson and Levi potentially at odds, burned bridges, etc. Pretty sad, and I don’t expect that this is the last we’ve heard about it.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.