Warning: The below article contains spoilers for Black Adam and its post-credit scene.
Zachary Levi is taking aim at Dwayne Johnson, seemingly backing a The Wrap report that said Johnson blocked a post-credits scene that would've featured Levi's Shazam.
The report, posted early today, also alleged that Johnson's attempts to put himself at the center of the DCU, which is getting a revamp under the new leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran, "kneecapped" both Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Levi took to his Instagram Story (see screenshot below) to repost details from the report, captioning it, "The truth will set you free."
According to the report, the scrapped post-credits scene would've seen the Justice Society of America recruit Shazam. It would've been a natural marketing boon for Fury of the Gods, which opened this past weekend under expectations.
However, Johnson apparently pushed for Henry Cavill's Superman to instead appear in a post-credits scene, although Cavill would later be axed as the Man of Steel. Johnson also confirmed that he wouldn't be returning as Black Adam in Gunn and Safran's DCU, despite the movie being a long-running passion project for him.
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Both Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods were met with rough reception both at the box office and in reviews. Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg responded to the middling reviews earlier this week, tweeting, "On Rotten Tomatoes I just got my lowest critic score and my highest audience score on the same film. I wasn't expecting a repeat of the first movie critically but I was still a little surprised because I think it's a good film. Oh well."
Alex Stedman is a Senior News Editor with IGN, overseeing entertainment reporting. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.