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Zachary Levi Shares Report That The Rock Blocked Shazam From Appearing in Black Adam Post-Credits Scene

March 23, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Black Adam Dwayne Johnson The Rock Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Warning: SPOILERS follow for the Black Adam and Shazam: Fury of the Gods post-credit scenes.

Zachary Levi has added fuel to reports that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson blocked Shazam from appearing in the Black Adam post-credits scene.The Wrap posted a report on Wednesday that Johnson blocked Shazam from appearing in his film’s post-credits scene in favor of having Henry Cavill appear as Superman. The stinger would have been a boon for the sequel built around building online buzz.

The report goes on to say that Black Adam characters were likewise blocked by Johnson from appearing in the Fury of the Gods post-credits scene where Shazam is recruited by the Justice Society of America. David Sandberg had alluded to this in an interview with THR, in which he noted:

“So there were supposed to be characters from [Black Adam’s] Justice Society, but that fell apart three days before we were going to roll cameras. I was really upset because we had built that abandoned gas station set, and we could only shoot that scene in that little piece of forest. I was like, “This is so boring. We need something here.” So the art department built that whole gas station and brought in some old cars and things. They made it look really nice with very few resources, and so I was like, “We have this set and we have the time, so we have to shoot something here.”

So, Peter Safran, who produced this movie and Peacemaker, made some calls, and thankfully, Jen Holland and Steve Agee were able to come by on very short notice. I mean, the scene makes a little less sense with them. It’s like, “Why are they recruiting for Justice Society?” but you can kind of see it as they’re working for Amanda Waller [Viola Davis].”

Levi took to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday to share the report captioning it “The truth shall set you free” as you can see below.

The DC Universe is now under the oversight of James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it has been confirmed that Black Adam “will not be in their first chapter of storytelling.” Shazam: Fury of the Gods released this past weekend and struggled with a $30.1 million opening weekend.